North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Precious Te-Aera Stevenson, 32, of 3904 Overland Heights Apartment Townhomes, Greensboro. Stevenson was charged with insurance fraud and obtaining property by false pretense, both felonies.
Special agents with the Department of Insurance’s Criminal Investigations Division accuse Stevenson of obtaining $21,855 from State Farm Insurance Co. by filing a false renters’ policy claim for fire damage.
According to the arrest warrant, apartment management said there was no fire at the apartment complex.
The offenses occurred between Aug. 13, 2019 and July 2, 2021.
Stevenson is due in Guilford County District Court on June 21.
“Property and casualty insurance fraud costs insurance customers an estimated $120 billion a year in increased premiums,” said Commissioner Causey. “The Department of Insurance has beefed up its fraud-fighting staff 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 anonymously report fraud by calling the N.C. Department of Insurance Criminal Investigations Division at 919-807-6840.
Information is also available at www.ncdoi.gov.