For Immediate Release: March 25, 2015
Surry County Woman Accused of Insurance Fraud
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Amanda Nicole Anderson, 39, of 720 Shoals Road, Pinnacle; she is charged with one count each of insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense.
Department of Insurance criminal investigators accuse Anderson of presenting false documents for an insurance claim related to an Aug. 29, 2014, fire at her previous residence at 1530 Pinnacle Hotel Road. Anderson allegedly submitted a property loss inventory form to North Carolina Farm Bureau that included items not lost in the fire.
Anderson was arrested on March 23. She was charged in Surry County and released on 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 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.