For Immediate Release: October 14, 2016

Raleigh Man Accused of Failing to Pay Employee Premiums

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Harlan Lee Noble, 45, of 4736 Sandy Bay Circle, Raleigh; he is charged with one count of failing to pay group insurance premiums.

Department of Insurance criminal investigators accuse Noble of failing to pay and notify cancellation of group health insurance premiums to United Healthcare on behalf of employees. Investigators allege Noble deducted payment from employees but did not submit the premiums to the United Healthcare.

Noble was arrested on Oct. 13 in Wake 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 www.ncdoi.com.

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