Investigations

Investigations Press Release

Wednesday, November 23, 2022 - 00:00

Randolph County woman charged with insurance fraud, false pretense

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that Cassie Ann Gibson, 36, of 420 Brewer St., Asheboro, was charged with insurance fraud and obtaining property by false pretense, both felonies.

Special agents with the Department of Insurance’s Criminal Investigations Division accuse Gibson of obtaining money from an automobile policy claim from Progressive Insurance by falsely telling the insurance company that a crash occurred after her policy had been reinstated on Oct. 9.

Wednesday, November 23, 2022 - 00:00

Man charged with failing to perform fire inspection duties in Durham schools

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that Andrew Konrad Roesch, 56, of 7037 N.C. Highway 751, Durham, was charged with three misdemeanor counts of failing to perform fire inspection duties in Durham County Schools.

Special agents with the Department of Insurance’s Criminal Investigations Division accuse Roesch of failing to perform alarm tests and inspecting fire alarms at Fayetteville Street, Southwest and Hillandale elementary schools, all in Durham County.

Tuesday, November 22, 2022 - 00:00

Man charged with setting fire to Montgomery County church

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of an Eagle Springs man in the burning of a Montgomery County church that occurred Saturday night.

Shane Deante Jones, 24, of 125 McCoy Lane, Eagle Springs, was arrested by special agents with the Department of Insurance’s Criminal Investigations Division and charged with breaking and entering of a place of worship, burning a church or religious building and burning personal property, all felonies.

Friday, November 4, 2022 - 00:00

Forsyth County man charged with insurance fraud

Friday, November 04, 2022

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Ronnie Ray Perry, 64, of 1413 E. Third St., Winston Salem. Perry was charged with insurance fraud and obtaining property by false pretense, both felonies. 

Special agents with the Department of Insurance’s Criminal Investigations Division accuse Perry of obtaining $22,443.76 from State Farm Insurance Co. for a kitchen fire that did not occur.

According to the arrest warrant, Perry provided fraudulent documents to support his renters’ policy claim.

Monday, October 3, 2022 - 00:00

Cabarrus County woman charged with insurance fraud, false pretense

RALEIGH - North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that Meranda Gail Whitley, 45, of 3612 Libby Lane, Midland, was charged with insurance fraud and obtaining property by false pretense, both felonies.
Monday, October 03, 2022

RALEIGH - North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that Meranda Gail Whitley, 45, of 3612 Libby Lane, Midland, was charged with insurance fraud and obtaining property by false pretense, both felonies.

Thursday, September 29, 2022 - 00:00

Randleman woman, boyfriend charged with conspiracy

Thursday, September 29, 2022

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Melissa Ryan Stein, 40, and Jerome Clayton Holliday, 51, both of 7334 Heritage Lane, Randleman. Stein was charged with insurance fraud, attempting to obtain property by false pretense and felony conspiracy to commit insurance fraud, all felonies. Holliday was charged with conspiracy to commit insurance fraud, a felony.

Thursday, September 29, 2022 - 00:00

Pitt County man charged with insurance fraud

Thursday, September 29, 2022

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Toronto Montrell Ruffin, 39, of 3908 W. Vancroft Circle, Greenville. Ruffin was charged with insurance fraud, a felony.

Special agents with the Department of Insurance’s Criminal Investigations Division accuse Ruffin of filing duplicate claims for damage to his vehicle.

The offense occurred on June 6.

Tarboro police arrested Ruffin on Sept. 14. He was released on a written promise to appear in Pitt County District Court on Dec. 7.

Friday, September 9, 2022 - 00:00

Asheboro woman charged with insurance fraud

Friday, September 09, 2022

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that Gretchen Eleanora Stephens, 52, of 735 Williams Ave., Asheboro, was charged with insurance fraud, a felony.

Special agents with the N.C. Department of Insurance Criminal Investigations Division claim that Stephens reported her vehicle stolen. The investigation into this matter showed that the vehicle was not stolen but was involved in an automobile accident while another individual was driving with the permission of Stephens. 

Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 00:00

Raeford woman charged with insurance fraud

Wednesday, September 07, 2022

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that Athenia Renee Singletary, 52, of 149 Sweetgum Court, Raeford, was charged with insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense, both felonies.

Special agents with the Department of Insurance’s Criminal Investigations Division accuse Singletary of making a false statement to Nationwide General Insurance Co. in an attempt to collect on an automobile insurance claim.

Wednesday, August 24, 2022 - 00:00

Advance man charged with insurance fraud involving wrecked motorcycle

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Daniel Squire Bohland, 47, of 4280 Highway 158, Advance. Bohland was charged with insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense, both felonies.

Special agents with the Department of Insurance’s Criminal Investigations Division accuse Bohland of attempting to obtain a payment from N.C. Farm Bureau Insurance Co. by telling the insurance company and Winston-Salem police that his Kawasaki motorcycle had been stolen.