For Immediate Release: April 30, 2014

Greensboro Woman Accused of Filing False Insurance Claims

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Cyncirae Kioni Atkins, 35, of 1 Summit View Court, Greensboro; she was charged with one count of insurance fraud.

Department of Insurance criminal investigators allege that on Oct. 10, 2013, Atkins filed a fraudulent insurance claim for medical treatment that she did not receive. Atkins is accused of submitting fraudulent medical invoices in support of the claim, and received $1,695 from Nationwide Insurance Company before its representatives were notified that the named medical provider had not treated Atkins.

Atkins was arrested by the Guilford County Sheriff's Office on April 30 and released under a written promise to appear in court.

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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