Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Jacksonville woman charged with insurance fraud

Jul 20, 2022

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Kiesha Chanel Talbert, 38, of 2015 Gum Branch Road, Jacksonville. Talbert was charged with insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense, both felonies.

Special agents with Department of Insurance’s Criminal Investigations Division accuse Talbert of trying to obtain $2,500 from United Services Automobile Association by falsely telling the insurance company that she lost her ring at a ballfield.

The offenses occurred between Aug. 01, 2021, and Sep. 28, 2021.

Talbert was arrested on July 15 and released under a $10,000 unsecured bond.

“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.

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