Raleigh, N.C. — North Carolina Insurance coverage Commissioner Mike Causey at this time introduced the arrest of Donell McNeil, 67, of 1012 Magnolia Drive, Dunn. McNeil was charged with insurance coverage fraud and acquiring property by false pretense, each felonies.
Particular Brokers with the Division of Insurance coverage’s Prison Investigations Division accuse McNeil of acquiring $1,546.59 from Nationwide Normal Insurance coverage Co. by submitting an auto insurance coverage declare for injury that occurred earlier than he took out the coverage.
The offenses occurred between July 16 and Aug. 4. McNeil was arrested on Sept. 26 and given a $3,000 secured bond.
Fraud is felt each time customers pay their insurance coverage premiums. Commissioner Causey estimates fraud prices North Carolinians between 15 and 20 cents on each greenback paid on insurance coverage premiums.
“Insurance coverage fraud impacts our economic system. Not solely does it injury insurance coverage corporations, it cheats companies and customers too,” Commissioner Causey stated. “This sort of white-collar crime is unacceptable. That is why I’ve doubled the variety of Particular Brokers to analyze insurance coverage fraud. Cracking down on fraud will put more cash within the pockets of companies and customers.”
To report suspected fraud, contact the N.C. Division of Insurance coverage Prison Investigations Division at 919-807-6840. Callers might stay nameless. Info can also be obtainable at www.ncdoi.gov.