For Immediate Release: February 15, 2017

Person County Woman Accused of Insurance Fraud

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Simone Ashley Jones, 27, of 711 Leasburg Road, Lot 30, Roxboro; she is charged with one count of insurance fraud.

Department of Insurance criminal investigators accuse Jones of providing false statements to support a claim regarding the time she purchased fire coverage with GEICO Indemnity Company and the time the fire loss occurred. Investigators allege Jones added the fire coverage after the fire loss occurred.

Jones was arrested on Feb. 7 in Person County and placed under a $5,000 bond.

An estimated 10 cents of every dollar paid in premiums goes toward the payment of fraudulent claims. The Department of Insurance employs 20 sworn state law enforcement officers dedicated to investigating and prosecuting claims of insurance and bail bonding fraud. 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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