For Immediate Release: June 15, 2015
Robeson County Woman Accused of Insurance Fraud
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Earline Francine Johnson, 38, of 215 N. College St., Red Springs; she is charged with one count each of insurance fraud and obtaining property by false pretense.
Department of Insurance criminal investigators accuse Johnson of fraudulently obtaining $800.00 and attempting to obtain additional payments from United Casualty Insurance Company of America by providing false information on content inventory sheets submitted in support of a claim after a fire at her home on April 28, 2014.
Johnson was arrested on June 11 in Robeson County and placed under a $2,500 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 1,500 arrests, resulting in more than 750 criminal convictions with more than 250 cases currently pending court. These efforts have delivered more than $72.1 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.