For Immediate Release: December 14, 2016

Columbus County Man Accused of Identity Theft

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Raymond Glenn, III, 52, of 38 Hannah Court, Whiteville; he is charged with one count each of identity theft, insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense.

Department of Insurance criminal investigators accuse Glenn of fraudulently representing he was another person to obtain claim payments from Sentry Insurance. Investigators allege Glenn pretended to be his brother to obtain an automobile insurance policy and file a claim under the same false identity.

Glenn was arrested on Dec. 10 in Columbus County and placed under a $10,000 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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