North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Tanisha Shantell Herring, 28, of 107 Duff Creek Drive, Teachey. Herring was charged with insurance fraud, a felony.
Herring is accused of filing an insurance claim with Integon Indemnity Corp. for damage to her vehicle that had already been claimed.
The offense occurred between Jan. 23 and Jan. 27.
Special Agents with the Department of Insurance’s Criminal Investigations Division, along with Duplin County deputies, arrested Herring on June 23. She was released on $10,000 unsecured bond pending a July 17 appearance in Duplin County District Court.
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.