North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Janeika Shaquia Griggs, 28, of 311 Brookway West Drive, Lewisville. Griggs 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 Griggs of presenting fraudulent invoices for repair costs to Nationwide Insurance Co. Inc. in an attempt to obtain payment on a business insurance claim.
The offenses occurred between April 1 and April 30.
Special agents and Winston-Salem police arrested Griggs on July 19. She was given a $5,000 unsecured bond and is due in Forsyth County District Court on Aug. 5.
“Insurance fraud hurts consumers,” Commissioner Causey said. “Approximately 20% of your insurance premium goes to cover the cost of fraud. That’s why I’m aggressively pursuing and prosecuting insurance fraud in North Carolina.”
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.