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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.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey will continue his campaign to get smoke alarms in North Carolina homes as he distributes the life-saving alarms to fire departments in Cumberland and Sampson counties on Thursday, March 18.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Garrett Scarlette, 26, of 3830 Cunningham Road, Thomasville. Scarlette is 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 David Thomas Sheeley, 32, of 527 Wallington Road, Wilmington. Sheeley was charged with insurance fraud, a felony.

When daylight saving time begins on Sunday, March 14, Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey reminds everyone to change the batteries in your household smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. With families spending more time at home due to the pandemic, now is a critical time to review home fire safety plans.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Mehul Himant Shah, 46, of 105 William Henry Way, Cary. Shah was charged with insurance fraud, a felony.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey will kick off a statewide campaign to make sure homes have working smoke alarms by delivering smoke alarms to a Chatham County fire department on Thursday, March 11.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Tyrae Devon Ellison, 29, of 702 W. Florida St., Greensboro. Ellison was charged with insurance fraud, attempting to obtain property by false pretense and conspiracy to commit insurance fraud, all felonies.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that Dominique Lawanun Burnette, 30, of 204 S. 11th St., Mebane, was charged with insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense, both felonies.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that Tammie Teresia Kelly, 57, of 1806 Cadiz St., Burlington, was charged with two counts of insurance fraud and one count of obtaining property by false pretense, all felonies.

Insurance Commissioner and Safe Kids N.C. Chair Mike Causey invites the public to drop off their unused medication at our Operation Medicine Drop prescription drug take back event in Raleigh on Friday, March 5 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey and SHIIP, the Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program, remind Medicare beneficiaries about the Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period in North Carolina.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Marie Diehl, 35, of 2305 E. 14th St., Greenville. Diehl was charged with insurance fraud, a felony.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Jahle Lamont Gibbs, 32, of 245 Golden St., Engelhard, and Benjamin Edward Poe, 29, of 13165 N. Lake Road, Engelhard.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Daquan Harris, 27, of 306 O’Connor St., Greensboro. Harris was charged with insurance fraud, conspiracy and attempting to obtain property by false pretense, all felonies.

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