North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Saundra Danielle Motley, 29, of 1327 N. Dunleith Ave., Winston Salem. Motley 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 Motley of obtaining $20,895.88 from Peak Property and Casualty Insurance by falsely reporting the day of her automobile crash.
According to the arrest warrant, Motley’s wreck occurred on Nov. 1, 2022. Motley took out her insurance policy the following day. She then filed a claim on Nov. 3, 2022, telling the insurance company the crash occurred that day.
Motley was arrested on Feb 22. She was given a $20,000 secured bond and is due in Forsyth County District Court on March 23.
“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.
Information is also available at www.ncdoi.gov.