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North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Jerry Cornelius Clemonts, 58, of 4076 Thelma Road, Roanoke Rapids. Clemonts 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 Mary Peters, 36, of the 2100 block Wisteria Drive, Wilmington. Peters was charged with insurance fraud and obtaining property by false pretense, both felonies.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Cristal V.V. Joshua, 38, of 128 Georgetown Drive, Clayton. Joshua was charged with three counts of insurance fraud, two counts of obtaining property by false pretense, and one count of attempting to obtain property by false pretense, all felonies.

Combine the recent cold snap across North Carolina with that of fires that stem from holiday cooking and you have an increased potential for home fires, warns Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Mike Causey.

With the end of daylight-saving time approaching on Sunday, November 3, Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Mike Causey reminds residents 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.

Insurance Commissioner and Safe Kids NC Chairman Mike Causey encourages North Carolinians to safely dispose of unused or expired medications at one of more than 70 Operation Medicine Drop events around the state on Saturday, Oct. 26, National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

The Medicare enrollment period is now open and runs for the next seven weeks.

In recognition of Fire Prevention Week which runs from Oct. 6-12, Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Mike Causey is organizing a statewide fire drill.

On Saturday, Oct. 12 at 1 p.m., fire sirens will sound across the state to remind people to plan and practice their fire escape route.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that Blair Elizabeth Barbee, 32, of 2011 O’Hara Drive, Charlotte, 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 Donell McNeil, 67, of 1012 Magnolia Drive, Dunn. McNeil was charged with insurance fraud and obtaining property by false pretense, both felonies.

The N.C. Department of Insurance has settled a homeowners' insurance legal dispute with the North Carolina Rate Bureau, averting a potentially costly administrative battle with insurance companies. This means the hearing scheduled for Oct. 2 is canceled.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Trovell Donte Blount, 33, of 6074 Davis Hardy Road, Seven Springs. Blount was charged with felony insurance fraud.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Dante Jamaal Blackwell, 35, of 451 Underwood Road, Elon. Blackwell was charged with felony insurance fraud.

In recognition of Campus Fire Safety Month, Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Mike Causey is partnering with Wake Forest University to raise awareness regarding campus fire safety.

Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey is joining the Governor's Highway Safety Program, law enforcement agencies and first responders urging parents and caregivers to ensure children are secured in a properly installed child safety seat when riding in a vehicle to save lives.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey announced that Victim Assistance Centers (VACs) will be set up in Beaufort and Emerald Isle Monday and Tuesday to assist storm victims with their insurance needs.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey announced that a Victim Assistance Center (VAC) will be set up in Carolina Shores in Brunswick County on Thursday, Sept. 12.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey warned North Carolinians recovering from Hurricane Dorian to use extra caution when approached by public adjusters offering to help with insurance claims.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey urges people victimized by Hurricane Dorian to stay strong, avoid being taken advantage of by dishonest contractors and scam artists, and allow the North Carolina Department of Insurance to assist with any insurance related questions or concerns.

With Hurricane Dorian on the path to hit the southeastern states, Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey is providing the following resources to help prevent the loss of life, minimize property damage, and assist with recovery.

Hurricane Precautions:

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey is encouraging North Carolinians to prepare their homes and belongings for any natural disaster or emergency that could occur as we approach the official peak of the Atlantic hurricane season Sept. 10.

Public comment period runs through Sept. 26

August is Back to School Safety Month, and North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey, who also serves as Chair of Safe Kids N.C., reminds students, parents, and motorists to use extra caution as students walk, drive, or ride the bus to school.

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