For Immediate Release: October 12, 2015

National Fraud Directors Conference in Charlotte

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin and the Criminal Investigations Division of the North Carolina Department of Insurance are hosting the 2015 National Fraud Directors Conference in Charlotte Oct. 12 – 14.

"It is a great honor for North Carolina to host the National Fraud Directors Conference," Goodwin said. "It shows the national appreciation and recognition of our Criminal Investigations Division and all the hard work they do for our state."

Fraud Directors from more than 30 states will be represented at the Crowne Plaza on Westpark Drive in Charlotte during the conference. Directors will discuss best practices and emerging difficulties when fighting insurance fraud.

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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