North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Troy Jermaine Johnson, 43, of 1533 Pleasant Garden Lane, Raleigh. 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 false documents and statements to Progressive Premier Insurance Co. of Illinois in an attempt to collect on a $3,000 automobile insurance claim. The offense occurred March 13, 2023.
Johnson was arrested in Wake County on Jan. 20 and released on $5,000 unsecured bond.
“Property and casualty insurance fraud costs insurance customers an estimated $120 billion a year in increased premiums,” said Commissioner Causey. “The Department of Insurance has beefed up its fraud-fighting staff in an effort to make more arrests to keep fraud from driving up insurance costs.”
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.