For Immediate Release: July 28, 2015

Woman Accused of Presenting False Documents

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Drucilla Yuvonne Bell, 36, of 8764 Shaw Road, Kenly; she is charged with one count of obtaining property by false pretense.

Department of Insurance criminal investigators accuse Bell of obtaining property from Aflac Insurance Company by means of false pretense. Investigators allege Bell presented false documents to the insurance company in 2010 in order to collect $3,380.71.

Bell was arrested on July 24 in Wilson County with assistance from Wilson County Sheriff's Office and placed under a $1,000 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 1,500 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.

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