For Immediate Release: December 12, 2018

Contact: Barry Smith at 919-807-6014

Special agents accuse Wilmington man of embezzlemen

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Roy Payton Warren Jr., 69, of 114 Partridge Road, Wilmington. Warren is charged with felony embezzlement by an insurance agent.

Special agents accuse Warren, while a licensed insurance agent working for Allstate Insurance Co., of embezzling $15,093 from multiple victims from March 4, 2011, through Sept. 6, 2012.

New Hanover sheriff's deputies arrested Warren on Sept. 4. He was placed under $7,500 secured bond.

To report suspected fraud or other insurance crimes, contact the N.C. Department of Insurance Criminal Investigations Division at 919-807-6840. Callers may remain anonymous. Information is also available at