For Immediate Release: August 31, 2016

Robeson County Woman Vandalized Her Own Car

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Tamara Brayboy, 30, of 1801 Cabinet Shop Road, Maxton; she is charged with one count each of insurance fraud and obtaining property by false pretense.

Department of Insurance criminal investigators accuse Brayboy of making a fraudulent claim with Peak Property and Casualty Insurance Corporation about vandalism to two of her vehicles on Jan. 19, 2016. Investigators allege Brayboy and her husband damaged the vehicles during an argument.

Brayboy was arrested on Aug. 31 in Robeson County and place 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