For Immediate Release: October 26, 2015

Greensboro Man Accused of Presenting Fraudulent Information to Insurance Company

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Terry Lamonte McLean, 30, of 1718 Springmont Drive, Greensboro; he is charged with one count of attempting to obtain property by false pretense.

Department of Insurance criminal investigators allege McLean attempted to obtain $5,750 from Nationwide Insurance Company by presenting fraudulent documents in support of an insurance claim on March 2, 2015.

McLean was arrested on Oct. 25 and released on a written promise to appear in Guilford County.

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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