For Immediate Release: July 3, 2018

Contact: Barry Smith at 919-807-6014

Special agents charge Charlotte woman with insurance fraud

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that Natiela Ayesha Stuckes, 34, of 6433 Caymus Drive, Charlotte, has been charged with felony insurance fraud.

According to a criminal summons, Stuckes turned in an altered medical bill from Carolinas Healthcare System in an attempt to defraud Allstate Insurance Co. on an automobile policy claim. The offense occurred on May 14, according to the summons.

Special agents with the Department of Insurance’s Criminal Investigations Division served the criminal summons to Stuckes on June 13.

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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