For Immediate Release: April 28, 2017

Two Sanford Women Accused of Insurance Fraud

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Carla McIntyre, 46, and Latisha McIntyre, 28, of 611 Sunflower Circle, Sanford; both are charged with one count of insurance fraud and Latisha McIntyre is charged with one count of attempting to obtain property by false pretense

Department of Insurance criminal investigators accuse Carla and Latisha McIntyre of providing altered medical documents to GEICO Insurance Company in support of a bodily injury claim following an automobile accident on Feb. 6, 2017. Investigators allege Latisha McIntyre filed fraudulent medical documents for lost wages during the claim.

Carla and Latisha McIntyre were arrested on April 20 in Lee County with assistance from the Sanford Police Department. Carla McIntyre was placed under $3,000 bond and Latisha McIntyre was placed under a $5,000 bond.

"According to the FBI, insurance fraud costs the average family between $400 and $700 per year in the form of increased premiums," said Commissioner Causey. "Consumer protection is my number one priority and I will continue to fight insurance fraud with your help."

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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