North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that Shayna Renee Hall, 25, of 2915 W. Florida St., Greensboro, was charged with felony insurance fraud.
Special Agents with the Department of Insurance's Criminal Investigations Division accuse Hall of presenting altered documents and misrepresenting the purchase date of her vehicle when making a claim with Progressive Insurance Co.
According to the criminal summons, the offense occurred between April 16-30.
Hall was served with a criminal summons on July 16. She is due in Guilford County District Court on Aug. 19.
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.