Special Agents accuse Seven Springs man of insurance fraud

Raleigh

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Trovell Donte Blount, 33, of 6074 Davis Hardy Road, Seven Springs. Blount was charged with felony insurance fraud.

Special Agents with the Department of Insurance's Criminal Investigations Division accuse Blount of providing an altered Emergency Medical Services bill to Sentry Insurance to receive benefits from an auto insurance policy.

According to the arrest warrant, the offense occurred between May 26 and Aug. 20.

Special Agents arrested Blount on Aug. 31. He was given a $2,000 secured bond.

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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