For Immediate Release: July 3, 2018

Contact: Barry Smith at 919-807-6014

Special agents charge Monroe man with insurance fraud

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Gary Miller, 44 of 1106 N. Charlotte, Ave., Monroe. Miller was charged with felony insurance fraud.

Special agents with the N.C. Department of Insurance’s Criminal Investigations Division accuse Miller of presenting a fraudulent invoice for auto body repair work that was never performed to Allstate Insurance Co. The action was aimed at increasing the value of a vehicle that Miller had reported as stolen, according to the arrest warrant.

The actions occurred between Oct. 17-24, 2017, according to the warrant. Miller was arrested on May 30.

Insurance fraud costs American consumers approximately $80 billion dollars a year. According to Commissioner Causey, fraud costs North Carolinians between 15 and 20 cents of every dollar paid on insurance premiums -- and it’s getting worse.

“I am determined to stem the tide of insurance fraud in this state in order to save residents money,” said Commissioner Causey. “That’s why I am dedicated to the mission of our NCDOI law enforcement officers who investigate and prosecute claims of insurance and bail bonding fraud.”

To report suspected fraud, contact the N.C. Department of Insurance Criminal Investigation Division at 919-807-6840.  Callers may remain anonymous.  Information is also available at www.ncdoi.com

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