North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Latoya Tanika Johnson, 36, of 1545 Gaston St., Winston-Salem. Johnson was charged with insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense, both felonies.
Special agents with the Department of Insurance’s Criminal Investigations Division accuse Johnson of providing fraudulent receipts totaling $10,817.62 in support of a renters’ insurance claim for two guitars that were stolen during a break-in.
The offenses occurred on May 14.
Following her arrest, Johnson was released on a written promise to appear in court.
“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 or toll free from anywhere in North Carolina at 888-680-7684.
Information is also available at www.ncdoi.gov.