For Immediate Release: March 8, 2019

Contact: Barry Smith at 919-807-6014

Special Agents charge Greensboro man with insurance fraud, false pretense

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Taekwon Connor, 42, of 2612 New Garden Road, Greensboro. Connor was charged with insurance fraud and obtaining property by false pretense, both felonies.

Special Agents with the Department of Insurance’s Criminal Investigations Division accuse Connor of filing a claim with N.C. Farm Bureau Insurance for damages to his 2011 Infiniti that had been previously paid for by Nationwide Insurance.

The offenses occurred between May 14, 2018, and July 19, 2018.

Special Agents along with State Highway Patrol troopers arrested Connor on Feb. 10. He was released on a written promise to appear in court.

Fraud is felt every time consumers pay their insurance premiums. Commissioner Causey estimates fraud costs North Carolinians between 15 and 20 cents on every dollar paid on insurance premiums.

"Insurance fraud affects our economy. Not only does it damage insurance companies, it cheats businesses and consumers too," Commissioner Causey said. "This kind of white-collar crime is unacceptable. That's why I've doubled the number of Special Agents to investigate insurance fraud. Cracking down on fraud will put more money in the pockets of businesses and consumers.”.

To report suspected fraud, contact the N.C. 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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