Thursday, April 11, 2024

Halifax County man charged with larceny of a motor vehicle and obtaining property by false pretense

Apr 11, 2024

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey announced today the arrest of De’Arias Raequez Pitt, 25, of 615 Pine Drive, Roanoke Rapids, NC. Pitt is charged with one count of larceny of a motor vehicle and one count of obtaining property by false pretense, both felonies.

According to special agents with the NC Department of Insurance’s Criminal Investigations Division, Pitt presented falsified Navy Federal Credit Union loan documents to obtain a 2020 Dodge Charger, valued at $50,000, from another person.

According to the arrest warrant, the offenses occurred on March 7, 2023. 

Pitt was released on a $25,000 secured bond and appeared in Halifax County Court on April 8. 

“Insurance fraud hits consumers in the wallet,” Commissioner Causey said. “Approximately 20 cents of every insurance premium dollar goes 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.

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