For Immediate Release: May 12, 2016

Davidson County Man Accused of Insurance Fraud

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Marcus Deshaun McClelland, 36, of 605 Kildee Drive, Lexington; he is charged with one count of insurance fraud.

Department of Insurance criminal investigators accuse McClelland of claiming unrepaired damage as new damage with National General Insurance on Sept. 29, 2015. Investigators allege the damage had been reported in a previous claim.

McClelland was arrested on May 2 in Davidson County and placed under a $25,000 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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