For Immediate Release: March 3, 2017

Raleigh Man Accused of Insurance Fraud

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Stacy Dewhite Brown, 50, of 8716 Neuse Village Court, Raleigh; he is charged with one count each of insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense.

Department of Insurance criminal investigators accuse Brown of filing a fraudulent claim stating his vehicle was stolen in an attempt to obtain $2,554 payment from National General Insurance Company on Nov. 19, 2016. Investigators allege Brown loaned the vehicle to someone.

Brown was arrested on Feb. 28 in Wake County and placed under a $25,000 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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