North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Amanda Antionette Bailey, 32, of 100 Hunt Club Lane, Raleigh. Bailey was charged with four counts each of identity theft, insurance fraud, and obtaining property by false pretense, all felonies.
Special Agents with the Department of Insurance’s Criminal Investigations Division accuse Bailey of using driver’s license information from four other people to obtain four auto insurance policies from Geico.
The offenses occurred between July 17, 2019, and Oct. 11, 2019.
Special Agents along with Franklin County deputies arrested Bailey on March 4. She was given an $80,000 secured bond.
Commissioner Causey estimates fraud costs North Carolinians between 15 and 20 cents on every dollar paid on insurance premiums, maybe more. That’s why he has cracked down on this white-collar crime by boosting the NCDOI Criminal Investigations Division.
Over the past two years, CID Special Agents recovered $7.5 million in criminal activities – money that was returned to consumers and insurance companies. The restitution also helps preserve insurance rates.
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.