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North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey announced that Gordon Scott Engle, 57, of 16424 Green Dolphin Lane, Cornelius, has pleaded guilty to five counts of felony debt collecting without a license.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Yushawn Antonio Johnson, 24, of 5315 Arrowwood Circle, Sanford, and Elizabeth Jowana McCall, 24, of 304 Tinderbox Court, Aberdeen.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that Julius Rasheem Ellerbe, 22, of 120 Daniels Lane, Rockingham, was charged with felonious restraint and unlicensed bail bonding, a misdemeanor.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that Brandy Gail Childers, 39, of 709 Daniels Lumber Road, Taylorsville, was charged with insurance fraud, a felony.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that Rhonda Lynn Tyson, 52, of 101 Louis Armstrong Court, Chapel Hill, has been charged with insurance fraud and two counts of attempting to obtain property by false pretense, all felonies.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Rickey Levar Bobo, 43, of 118 Rock Drive, Mount Gilead. Bobo is charged with insurance fraud and obtaining property by false pretense, both felonies.

For the third time in the past eight months, North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey is warning residents to be on alert for insurance scams.

Recently, NCDOI has received a new report of scam artists going door-to-door claiming to be from the N.C. Department of Insurance. 

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey on Wednesday will honor firefighters and first responders who helped rescue a 14-year-old boy from a fire in Iredell County in September 2020.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey and Burke County Sheriff Steve Whisenant will hold an Operation Medicine Drop drug take-back event Monday, April 19, at the Burke County Chamber of Commerce in Morganton.

The N.C. Department of Insurance has ended its legal dispute with the North Carolina Rate Bureau on its proposed 18.7% dwelling insurance rate increase, averting a potentially costly administrative battle with insurance companies.  This means the hearing scheduled for Jan. 18, 2022 is canceled.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey and Cabarrus County Sheriff Van Shaw will hold an Operation Medicine Drop drug take-back event Saturday, April 17, at Moose Pharmacy in Mount Pleasant. 

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey and New Hanover County Sheriff Ed McMahon will hold an Operation Medicine Drop drug take-back event Wednesday, April 14, at the New Hanover County Detention Facility in Castle Hayne.

In recognition of Distracted Driving Awareness Month, North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey will hold a press conference to emphasize the dangers of distracted driving on Tuesday, April 13, at 11 a.m. in Raleigh.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Tanea Aisha Ezell, 27, of 4850 Millsview Court, Raleigh. Ezell was charged with insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense, both felonies.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that Kristin Stegall Lewis, 31, of 1071 Old N.C. 515, Wadesboro, was charged with obtaining property by false pretense, a felony, and misdemeanor common law forgery.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey kicked off Distracted Driving Awareness month by urging motorists to focus on the job at hand and keep distractions at bay when they get behind the wheel.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that Scotty Warren Miller, 48, of 256 Oakwoods Road, Wilkesboro, was charged with insurance fraud, a felony.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey and Craven County Sheriff Chip Hughes will hold an Operation Medicine Drop drug take-back event Tuesday, March 30, at the Township 7 Fire Department in New Bern. 

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey has established a voluntary cancer registry within the Office of State Fire Marshal to help agency and other officials understand how serious of a health risk cancer is to firefighters and first responders.

The North Carolina Rate Bureau has filed a request with the N.C. Department of Insurance to increase insurance rates for mobile home policies.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Timothy Aaron Spivey, 40, of 191 Floyd Shoaf Road, Lexington. Spivey is the former fire chief at the Tyro Fire Department in Davidson County.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Kathleen Michele Marino, 54, of 393 Cowell Loop Road, Bayboro. Marino was charged with insurance fraud, a felony.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey will again offer flood conferences across North Carolina to provide vital information regarding the need for flood insurance.

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