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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.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that Shamar Vanhook, 19, of 1900 Porter Hill Road, Whitsett, was charged with insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense, both felonies.

Newly reelected North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey has detailed priorities for his next term in office. Among the most crucial, Commissioner Causey plans to work with the N.C.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Reina Esmeralda Foster, 43, of 103 Woods Mill Road, Goldsboro. Foster was charged with 10 counts of insurance fraud and 10 counts of attempting to obtain property by false pretense, all felonies.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey announced that 21.9 million pills were collected during the highly successful fall 2020 statewide Operation Medicine Drop campaign.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Raymond Irvine Laster III, 28, of 831 Greenhaven Drive, Greensboro. Laster was charged with insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense, both felonies, along with misdemeanor making false statements on an insurance application.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that Anthony Marquis Byrd Jr., 34, of 7605 Holy Grove Court, Charlotte, was charged with insurance fraud, a felony.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey has sounded the alarm on the growing consumer scam by fake debt collectors in North Carolina. The N.C. Department of Insurance regulates debt collectors, and debt collectors must have a permit from the department to conduct business in the state.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Felicia M. Shields, 38, of 46 Colt Lane, Dunn. Shields was charged with insurance fraud, a felony.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey announced Friday that the Wake County Superior Court has granted him flexibility so he can help people holding annuity contracts with two insurance companies, Colorado Bankers Life Insurance Co. and Bankers Life Insurance Co., now in rehabilitation under the Department’s oversight.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Taniyha Daniels, 20, of 2324 Saddleback Drive, Winterville. Daniels is charged with obtaining property by false pretense, a felony.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Ellen Page Newton, 54, of 285 T. Kemp Road, Louisburg. Newton was charged with making a false statement to obtain unemployment insurance benefits and obtaining property by false pretense, both felonies.

With the end of daylight saving time approaching on Sunday, Nov. 1, Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey, who is also the State Fire Marshal, reminds families to practice this life-saving habit:  When you change your clock this weekend for the end of daylight saving time, remember to change the battery in your smoke alarm.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey urges residents to be proactive to lessen or prevent any losses that may stem from Tropical Storm Zeta by securing loose furniture and articles on the outside of their property.  The storm is forecasted to bring powerful wind gusts and moderate rain to North Carolina, especially in the western pa

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