For Immediate Release: December 16, 2016

Orange County Woman Accused of Insurance Fraud

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Vickie King Lee, 65, of 538 Central Ave., Hillsborough; she is charged with one count of insurance fraud.

Department of Insurance criminal investigators accuse Lee of presenting fraudulent information to GEICO Indemnity Company when reporting injuries relating to an automobile accident that occurred on Aug. 28, 2016. Investigators allege Lee had preexisting injuries she claimed were a result of the accident.

Lee was arrested on Dec. 14 in Orange County and placed under a $2,500 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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