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North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Cynthia Lee Collins, 55, of 355 Parker Road, New Bern. Collins is charged with six counts of insurance fraud and six counts of obtaining property by false pretense, all felonies.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey will honor 10-year-old Brayden Connor and his neighbor, Antonio Bickems, for their quick, life-saving action during a home fire in the Catawba County town of Claremont earlier this month.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Brittany Tyeshia Gibbs, 31, of 6305 Flower Field Lane, Raleigh. Gibbs was charged with insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense, both felonies.

The North Carolina Department of Insurance received a rate filing Monday, Dec. 14, from the North Carolina Rate Bureau requesting an 18.7% statewide average increase in dwelling policies to be effective Sept. 1, 2021.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that two Winston-Salem residents stand accused of staging an automobile accident in an attempt to obtain money from a fraudulent insurance claim.

In recognition of Winter Weather Preparedness Week, which runs from Dec. 6-12 in North Carolina, Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey, who is also the State Fire Marshal, urges families to make preparations now for potentially dangerous weather this winter.

Insurance Commissioner and Safe Kids NC Chair Mike Causey is urging parents and caregivers to keep children safe this holiday season by following some simple tips recommended by Safe Kids North Carolina.

Presenting awards to a Cabarrus County fire department for saving lives and honoring Stanly County volunteers who help senior citizens navigate the Medicare maze will highlight a trip to the Southern Piedmont by Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey on Tuesday, Dec. 8.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Bernie Nuland Caviness, 79, of 1029 Hillcroft Road, Browns Summit. Caviness was charged with making a false statement to state insurance regulators.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Laykeysha Chesson, 23, of 112 Sawmill Circle, Plymouth. Chesson was charged with insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense, both felonies.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that Marilyn Davis, 48, of 611 Davis Ave., Whiteville, was charged with insurance fraud and obtaining property by false pretense, both felonies.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Sherita Lyvette Battle, 36, of 1012 Long Ave., Rocky Mount. Battle was charged with insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense, both felonies.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that a couple from Cary has been charged with insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense, both felonies.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that Torez Lavon Hughes, 49, of 5620 Novack St., Winston-Salem, was charged with insurance fraud and obtaining property by false pretense, both felonies.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that Jeremiah Randall Whitt, 39, of 1316 N.C. Highway 57 North, Milton, was charged with insurance fraud, a felony.

In the midst of a very deadly year for fire fatalities in North Carolina, Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Mike Causey urges residents to stay focused on fire safety and prevention this winter by remembering this simple message: “Get out and stay out!”

Officials with the N.C. Department of Insurance remind residents that Open Enrollment for the 2021 Federal Health Insurance Exchange ends Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, for coverage to start Jan. 1, 2021.

Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey, who is also the State Fire Marshal, is teaming with the Apex Fire Department to demonstrate the dangers associated with frying turkeys this holiday season.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey encourages families to talk to their Medicare-aged loved ones about getting solid, reliable information about the best health and prescription plan before open enrollment ends Dec.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that Keeva Cole, 47, of 8320 Perry Pines Drive, Raleigh, was charged with insurance fraud, a felony.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Udayakumar Reedy Vadlatala, 43, of 416 Parlier Drive, Apex. Vadlatala was charged with insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense, both felonies.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that Courtney Nicole Smith, 36, and Maurice Dequanta Walker, 37, both of 5930 W. Friendly Ave., Greensboro, were charged with insurance fraud and obtaining property by false pretense, all felonies.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Orlando Otis Wonson, 48, of 5419 Highway 43 North, Pinetops. Wonson was charged with insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense, both felonies.

Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey announced today the North Carolina Rate Bureau has requested a 24.5% statewide average increase in homeowners' insurance rates to take effect August 2021. The NCRB is not part of the N.C. Department of Insurance but represents companies that write insurance policies in the state.

With the onset of colder temperatures across North Carolina combined with the risk of fires that stem from holiday cooking, Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey warns everyone of the increased potential for home fires.

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