North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Allison Waymer, 50, of 1614 Sunset Road, Oxford. Waymer is charged with insurance fraud, a felony.
According to the arrest warrant, Waymer filed a claim with Geico Indemnity Co. saying her motorcycle had been stolen when she knew that it was in the possession of her ex-boyfriend.
The offense occurred between Oct. 16 and Nov. 13.
Special Agents with the Department of Insurance’s Criminal Investigations Division arrested Waymer on Nov. 15. She was placed under $20,000 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.gov.