NC arrests for insurance fraud

North Carolina’s insurance commissioner is maintaining his tough stance on insurance fraud with two recent arrests in Wake County

Insurance News

By Lyle Adriano

Two North Carolina natives were arrested on Dec. 29 on charges of insurance fraud.

According to a statement from the North Carolina Department of Insurance, Dewayne Dudley and Elegant Adele Jackson were both indicted with one count each of insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense in Wake County.

Dudley, from Bayboro, and Jackson, of Havelock, were accused by criminal investigators for attempting to receive payment from United Services Automobile Association by falsifying paperwork related to an automobile accident claim on Feb. 28, 2015.

Dudley was arrested in Pamlico County and placed under a $5,000 bond, while Jackson was detained in Wake County under a $10,000 bond.

Since Wayne Goodwin took office as insurance commissioner for the state of North Carolina in 2009, criminal investigators have conducted over 1,500 arrests, leading to more than 750 criminal convictions and about 250 cases pending court. The efforts of the Office of the Insurance Commissioner have helped deliver over $72.1 million in restitution for those victimized by insurance fraud.

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