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Bertie County man charged with common law forgery, uttering, false pretense

Jan 17, 2024

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Anthony Randy Osborne, 29, of 302 Peterson Lane, Windsor. Osborne was charged with common law forgery, common law uttering and attempting to obtain property by false pretense, all felonies.

Special agents with the Department of Insurance’s Criminal Investigations Divisions accuse Osborne of forging an Office of State Fire Marshal firefighter certification document by digitally altering the certificate to include his name. According to the arrest warrant, Osborne used the forged certificate to represent himself as a certified firefighter.

The offense occurred on Aug. 3, 2023.

Osborne was released by Hertford County officials on Jan. 12 on a written promise to appear in district court. 

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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