For Immediate Release: January 14, 2014

Georgia Man Arrested for Alleged Insurance Fraud in Granville County

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Chandler Layuarus Moore, 26, of 726 Spring St., Villa Rica, Ga.; he was charged with one count of attempting to obtain property by false pretense.

Department of Insurance criminal investigators allege that on Aug. 10, 2013, while visiting relatives in Oxford, N.C., Moore arranged to have his vehicle removed from a hotel parking lot and burned at a location four miles away in an attempt to collect $35,000 from his insurer, GEICO.

Moore was arrested on Jan. 14 in Granville County and released on a $19,000 bond.

The Department of Insurance employs 20 sworn state law enforcement officers dedicated to investigating and prosecuting claims of insurance and bail bonding fraud. Since Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin took office in 2009, criminal investigators have made more than 800 arrests, resulting in more than 430 criminal convictions. These efforts have delivered more than $55 million in restitution and recoveries for victims.

An estimated 10 cents of every dollar paid in premiums goes toward the payment of fraudulent claims. To report suspected fraud, contact the Department of Insurance Criminal Investigations Division at 919-807-6840. Callers may remain anonymous. Information is also available at www.ncdoi.com.

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