For Immediate Release: February 27, 2017

Bertie County Woman Accused of Insurance Fraud

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Shemeka Erika Joyner, 34, of 117 Jerry Lane, Windsor; she is charged with one count of insurance fraud.

Department of Insurance criminal investigators accuse Joyner of filing a claim for pre-existing automobile damages with Sentry Insurance on Dec. 20, 2016. Investigators allege Joyner filed the same claim with National General Insurance in June 2016.

Joyner was arrested on Feb. 10 in Bertie County and released under a signed promise to appear in court.

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