For Immediate Release: December 21, 2015

Roofers Accused of Insurance Fraud in Cumberland, Hoke, Moore Counties

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrests of Jeremiah Samuel Collins, 39, of 1314 Waxhaw Indian Trail, Waxhaw; Jeremy Adams Liszewski, 39, of 5828 Cross Point Drive, Waxhaw; and Michael William McCoy, 36, of 408 Conaway Court, Waxhaw.

Department of Insurance criminal investigators accuse Collins, Liszewski and McCoy of Charlotte-based Carolina Roof Consultants of conspiring to commit insurance fraud by submitting false information to insurers in support of homeowners insurance claims. Investigators allege the claims were inflated or included repairs they never made.

Collins was charged in Cumberland County with one count each of attempting to obtain property by false pretense, insurance fraud and acting as an adjuster without a license, and two counts of felony conspiracy. He was charged in Hoke County with one count each of insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense. Collins was arrested on Dec. 14 in Hoke County and placed under a $45,000 bond.

Liszewski was charged in Cumberland County with two counts each of attempting to obtain property by false pretense, obtaining property by false pretense, insurance fraud and acting as an adjuster without a license, and four counts of felony conspiracy. He was charged in Moore County with one count each of attempting to obtain property by false pretense, insurance fraud, felony conspiracy and acting as an adjuster without a license. Liszewski was arrested on Dec. 18 in Union County and placed under a $90,000 bond.

McCoy was charged in Cumberland County with two counts each of attempting to obtain property by false pretense, obtaining property by false pretense, insurance fraud and acting as an adjuster without a license, and four counts of felony conspiracy. He was charged in Moore County with one count each of attempting to obtain property by false pretense, insurance fraud, felony conspiracy and acting as an adjuster without a license. McCoy was arrested on Dec. 18 in Union County and placed under an $86,000 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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