Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Moore County woman charged with insurance fraud, attempting to obtain property by false pretense

Jul 9, 2024

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Nicole Lynn Price, 44, of 20 Tartan Drive, Cameron. Price was charged with insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense, both felonies.

According to special agents with the Department of Insurance’s Criminal Investigations Division, Price attempted to obtain money from GEICO Insurance Co., by claiming $2,048.95 in falsified multiple receipts for automobile insurance including towing and glass repair.

According to the arrest warrants, the offenses occurred on Jan. 31, 2023, and she was charged on June 25 in Harnett County.

Price was arrested on July 1. Her bond was set at $2,500. She is scheduled to appear in Harnett County District Court on July 16.

“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.

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