North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Nakia Louisanna Craig, 43, of 915 Plum St., Durham. She is charged with felony insurance fraud.
According to the warrant, Craig filed an auto claim with Metropolitan Property and Casualty Insurance Co. on a vehicle that she no longer possessed. The offense occurred between Jan. 29 and April 10.
Special agents with the Criminal Investigations Division of the N.C. Department of Insurance arrested Craig on July 24 in Durham County. She was given a $2,000 unsecured bond.
Insurance fraud costs American consumers approximately $80 billion dollars a year. According to Commissioner Causey, fraud costs North Carolinians between 15 and 20 cents of every dollar paid on insurance premiums -- and it’s getting worse.
"I am determined to stem the tide of insurance fraud in this state in order to save residents money," said Commissioner Causey. "That’s why I am dedicated to the mission of our NCDOI law enforcement officers who investigate and prosecute claims of insurance and bail bonding fraud."
To report suspected fraud, contact the N.C. Department of Insurance Criminal Investigation Division at 919-807-6840. Callers may remain anonymous. Information is also available at www.ncdoi.gov/fraud-control.