Thursday, September 29, 2022

Pitt County man charged with insurance fraud

Sep 29, 2022

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Toronto Montrell Ruffin, 39, of 3908 W. Vancroft Circle, Greenville. Ruffin was charged with insurance fraud, a felony.

Special agents with the Department of Insurance’s Criminal Investigations Division accuse Ruffin of filing duplicate claims for damage to his vehicle.

The offense occurred on June 6.

Tarboro police arrested Ruffin on Sept. 14. He was released on a written promise to appear in Pitt County District Court on Dec. 7.

“Insurance fraud hits consumers in the wallet,” Commissioner Causey said. “Approximately 20 cents of every insurance premium dollar go to covering the cost of fraud. I’m fighting this by aggressively pursuing and prosecuting insurance fraud in North Carolina.”

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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