North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that Madalena Carroll Nisi, 52, of 1443 Overbrook Lane, Denver, was charged with felony insurance fraud.
According to a criminal summons, Porter filed a false claim to Progressive Casualty Insurance Co. about rear-end damage to her 2015 Nissan Sentra.
The offense occurred between July 10, 2018, and March 11, 2019.
Special Agents with the Department of Insurance's Criminal Investigations Division served Porter with a criminal summons on March 15. She is due in Guilford County District Court on April 15.
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.gov/fraud-control.