North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that Anthony Delon Liles, 37, of 110 Stoney Drive, Durham, was charged with two counts of insurance fraud and one count of attempting to obtain property by false pretense, all felonies.
Special Agents with the Department of Insurance’s Criminal Investigations Division accuse Liles of attempting to collect on an auto insurance claim from Progressive Premier Insurance Co. by obtaining an auto policy online after a vehicle crash and claiming the wreck occurred after he obtained the policy.
The offense occurred on Dec. 19, 2019. Liles was served with a criminal summons on Aug. 31.
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 damages – 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.