For Immediate Release: November 16, 2015

Lincoln County Man Accused of Insurance Fraud

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Jimmie Lee Rollins, 63, of 6703 Panoramic Lane, Denver; he is charged with one count each of insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense in Iredell County.

Department of Insurance criminal investigators accuse Rollins of claiming pre-existing vehicle damage as new damage in an attempt to collect $1,620.69 from GEICO Insurance Company in June 2015.

Rollins was arrested in Iredell County on Nov. 14 by the Iredell County Sheriff's Office and placed under a $5,000 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