For Immediate Release: August 25, 2015

Stanly County Man Accused of Insurance Fraud

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Qwontavis Lafredrick Dockery, 29, of 109 Jefferson Ave., Albemarle; he is charged with one count each of insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense.

Department of Insurance criminal investigators accuse Dockery of attempting to obtain payment from National General Insurance Company by falsely claiming on April 16 that his vehicle was stolen while he was out of state Investigators allege Dockery was observed driving the vehicle while fleeing from police the same day; Dockery was wanted on unrelated charges in multiple jurisdictions.

Dockery was arrested on August 24 in Stanly County with help from local law officials 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 1,500 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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