North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Christopher Perrin McCall, 45, of 3747 Camp Stewart Road, Charlotte. McCall was charged with obtaining property by false pretense, a felony.
Special Agents with the Department of Insurance’s Criminal Investigations Division accuse McCall of receiving $2,472.61 from The Travelers Home and Marine Insurance Co. for auto parts that were not installed.
The offense occurred on March 6.
McCall was arrested on Nov. 25 and released under $1,500 unsecured bond. He is due in Union County District Court on Dec. 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.