For Immediate Release: January 27, 2014

Reidsville Man Arrested for Alleged Insurance Fraud

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Paisley Andrew Harvell, Jr., 36, of 802 Walters St., Reidsville; he was charged with two counts of insurance fraud.

Department of Insurance criminal investigators allege that Harvell filed duplicate and fraudulent insurance claims for vandalism damage to his 2003 Chevy Trailblazer in an attempt to defraud Direct Insurance Company and Progressive Insurance Company. The claims were denied and insurance representatives referred the case to the Department of Insurance.

Harvell was arrested by the Rockingham County Sheriff's Office on Jan. 24 and placed under a $10,000 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