For Immediate Release: March 13, 2017

NC Couple Accused of Staging Stolen Vehicle

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Cathy Parris Wooten, 35, of 4518 Langwood Way, Rocky Mount; she is charged with one count each of insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense.

Department of Insurance criminal investigators accuse Wooten of presenting a false statement to Benson Police Department and fraudulent claim to National General Insurance reporting her vehicle was stolen to receive payment. Investigators allege Wooten allowed an unlicensed driver, Eddie Shaun Anderson, to operate the vehicle which he wrecked.

Wooten was arrested on Feb. 27 in Johnston County and placed under a $10,000 bond.

Department of Insurance criminal Investigators have charged Eddie Shaun Anderson, 41, of 59 Dorothy Lane, Coats with felony conspiracy. Investigators are requesting assistance with the whereabouts of Anderson. Reach them directly by calling 919-807-6840.

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