For Immediate Release: September 15, 2015
Columbus County Man Accused of Insurance Fraud
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Raymond Glenn, III, 51, of 38 Hannah Court, Whiteville; he is charged with three counts each of insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense and one count each of solicitation to commit burning of personal property, driving while license is revoked and possession of a firearm by a felon.
Department of Insurance criminal investigators accuse Glenn of attempting to fraudulently receive insurance payments on three different occasions by means of false pretense. Glenn claimed his vehicle was vandalized to GEICO in May 2015 and Sentry Insurance in June 2015, but investigators allege the damage had already been reported in a prior insurance claim and no repairs had been made. Glenn is accused of soliciting someone to cause fire damage to another vehicle and falsely claiming to Sentry that it caught on fire while he was driving it in July 2015.Glenn is also accused of possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.
Glenn was arrested on Sept. 10 in Columbus County and placed under an $8,800 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.