For Immediate Release: March 8, 2019

Contact: Barry Smith at 919-807-6014

Special Agents charge High Point man with insurance fraud

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Jamarus Jaquis Hamilton, 25, pf 404 Vine St., High Point. Hamilton was charged with felony insurance fraud.

Special Agents with the Department of Insurance’s Criminal Investigations Division accuse Hamilton of filing a claim with Allstate Insurance for damages to a 2006 Dodge Charger on July 15, 2018, knowing that a claim had been filed with the insurance company for the same damages on June 21, 2018.

Hamilton was arrested on Feb. 20. He was given a $500 secured bond.

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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