For Immediate Release: August 19, 2016

Johnston County Agent Charged with Five Counts of Insurance Fraud

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Catherine Ann Davis, 59, of 5240 Glendale Road, Kenly; she is charged with five counts each of insurance fraud and obtaining property by false pretense.

Department of Insurance criminal investigators accuse Davis of presenting fraudulent statements as an insurance agent to AFLAC Insurance Company to support claims for payment from July 2014 to July 2016. Investigators allege Davis fabricated identities and medical records to support these claims.

Davis was arrested on Aug. 15 in Johnston County and placed under a $24,500 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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