Thursday, September 7, 2023

Cabarrus County insurance agent charged with ID theft, attempted false pretense

Sep 7, 2023

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that Derek Urban Ezzell, 56, of 9695 Moss Plantation Ave. NW, Concord, was charged with identity theft and attempting to obtain property by false pretense, both felonies.

Special agents with the Department of Insurance’s Criminal Investigations Division accuse Ezzell, an insurance agent, of using another man’s identifying information to submit a life insurance application in his name without his knowledge.

The offenses occurred on April 25.

Ezzell was served with a criminal summons on Sept. 6. He is due in Cabarrus County District Court on Oct. 18.

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 or toll free from anywhere in North Carolina at 888-680-7684. 

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