For Immediate Release: April 30, 2019

Contact: Barry Smith at 919-807-6014

Special Agents accuse Hubert woman of insurance fraud

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Kasia Alicia Taylor, 34, of 215 Zachary Lane, Hubert. Tayler was charged with felony insurance fraud.

Special Agents with the Department of Insurance's Criminal Investigations Division accuse Taylor of providing false information to America Bankers Insurance Co. of Florida in a renters' insurance claim for storm damage from Hurricane Florence, including receipts that were also going to be submitted to another insurance company in a claim.

The offense occurred on Sept. 12, 2018.

Taylor was arrested on April 18 and released on a written promise to appear in Onslow County District Court on May 13.

Taylor's codefendant, Johnny Lee Henderson Jr. of Atlanta, Ga., is still wanted by the N.C. Department of Insurance. People with information on Henderson's whereabouts are asked to contact the Criminal Investigations Division at 919-807-6840.

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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