North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Deealdo Gerrard Pulley, 40, of 8041 Watson Seed Farm Road, Whitakers. Pulley was charged with insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense, both felonies.
Special agents with the Department of Insurance’s Criminal Investigations Division accuse Pulley of providing false and misleading information regarding the theft of his insured vehicle to National General Insurance Co.
The offenses occurred between March 21 and July 2.
Special agents and Nash County deputies arrested Pulley on July 14. He was given a $5,000 unsecured bond.
“It’s estimated that property and casualty insurance fraud costs insurance customers $120 billion a year in increased premiums,” said Commissioner Causey. “The Department of Insurance has reinforced its criminal investigations procedures and personnel in an effort to make more arrests to keep fraud from driving up insurance costs.”
If you suspect insurance fraud or other white-collar crimes, please report it. You may report fraud anonymously by calling the N.C. Department of Insurance Criminal Investigations Division at 919-807-6840. Information is also available at www.ncdoi.gov.