Monday, March 29, 2021

Wilkesboro man charged with insurance fraud

Mar 29, 2021

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that Scotty Warren Miller, 48, of 256 Oakwoods Road, Wilkesboro, was charged with insurance fraud, a felony.

Special agents with the Department of Insurance’s Criminal Investigations Division accuse Miller of providing false dates in a claim with N.C. Farm Bureau Insurance Co. He also failed to provide information regarding a previous claim and payment for damage, according to the criminal summons.

The offense occurred between Jan. 20 and March 23.

Miller was served with a criminal summons on March 25. He is due in Wilkes County District Court on May 12.

"Insurance fraud is a crime affecting everyone,” Commissioner Causey said. “Approximately 20% of insurance premium costs go to pay for insurance fraud.”

Since 2017, Commissioner Causey has more than doubled the number of special agents investigating fraud and white-collar crimes. As a result, special agents from 2017 through 2020 have made 1,612 arrest.

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

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