For Immediate Release: January 16, 2014

Three Arrested in Alleged Staged Accident Scam in Mecklenburg County

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of three people in an alleged insurance fraud scheme involving a staged auto accident in Mecklenburg County.

Shane Coleman Glenn, 29, of 3909 Philadelphia Church Road, Marshville, was charged with one count of insurance fraud. Glenn was arrested by the Union County Sheriff's Office on Jan. 7 and placed under $1,000 bond.

Wesley Allen Scarbrough, 30, of 4211 Briarcliff Dr., Monroe, was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit insurance fraud. Scarbrough was arrested by the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office on Jan. 14 and placed under a $5,000 bond.

Christina Marie Stegall, 30, of 3909 Philadelphia Church Road, Marshville, was charged with one count of insurance fraud. Stegall was arrested by the Union County Sheriff's Office on Jan. 3 and placed under $15,000 bond.

Department of Insurance criminal investigators allege that the defendants conspired to defraud RepWest Insurance Company of several thousand dollars for injuries and property damage caused by a staged motor vehicle accident on Jan. 19, 2013 in Mecklenburg County.

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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