For Immediate Release: July 31, 2014

Camp Lejeune Man Accused of Insurance Fraud

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Dustin Allen Hollis, 21, of 130 Wallace Creek, Camp Lejeune; he was charged with one count each of insurance fraud, attempting to obtain property by false pretense and filing a false police report.

After a joint investigation by the N.C. Department of Insurance and the Onslow County Sheriff's Office, criminal investigators allege that Hollis falsely reported his 1997 Jeep Cherokee stolen from his residence on May 20, 2014, and provided false and misleading information to USAA Insurance in an attempt to claim insurance funds.

Hollis was arrested by the Onslow County Sheriff's Office on July 29 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 1,000 arrests, resulting in more than 500 criminal convictions with more than 200 cases currently pending court. These efforts have delivered more than $61 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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