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June 1 marks the start of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration or NOAA, it is forecast to be an above-normal season.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey on Wednesday will honor an 11-year-old girl who protected her younger brother after a fire broke out in their Charlotte home in March.

The girl, Tyshala Ni’Ann Wilson, will be given the Commissioner’s Award for Heroism.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Carol Dean Moore, 59, of 65 Fugitive Run, Sylva. Moore is charged with two counts of obstructing justice and one count of obtaining property by false pretense, all felonies.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Jauteria Shanice Faison, 27, of 173 Homeplace Lane, Clinton. Faison is accused of insurance fraud, a felony.

RALEIGH — North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Jeffery Scott Fletcher, 55, of 7618 Highway 258 South, Pinetops. Fletcher was charged with insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense, both felonies.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Malik Jamal Johnson, 25, of 3908 Sterling Pointe Drive, Winterville. Johnson was charged with insurance fraud, a felony.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Keith Brody Parks, 36, of 18 Aspen Place, Waynesville. Parks was charged with insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense, both felonies.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Sharon Frye Hart, 62, of 79 Riverdell Road, Hickory. Hart was charged with insurance fraud, a felony.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of James Brian Shaffer, 36, of 300 S. High St., Asheboro. Shaffer was charged with insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense, both felonies.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Kenneth Lawson Reynolds, 40, of 315 Scranton Court, Richlands. Reynolds is charged with fraudulently burning a dwelling, insurance fraud and obtaining property by false pretense, all felonies.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Cantriece Kelley, 36, of 3808 Holly Oak Drive, Fayetteville. Kelley is charged with insurance fraud, a felony.

In recognition of Hurricane Preparedness Week, which runs May 9-15, North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey urges families to prepare now for hurricane season and the potential of extreme weather.

The Atlantic hurricane season runs June 1 to November 30.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey will travel to Surry County on Wednesday, May 12, to present ceremonial matching grant checks totaling more than $60,000 to eight area rescue squads.

The 2 p.m. presentation will take place at the Dobson Rescue Squad, which is receiving a grant of $11,653.92.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that Bobby Lester Parks III, 33, of 2448 S. Holden Road, Greensboro, was charged with insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense, both felonies.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Karshi Demel Swinson-Davis, 21, of 307 Wolf Creek Circle, Raleigh. Swinson-Davis was charged with insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense, both felonies.

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.

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