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Tuesday, 10 July 2018 15:03

Monroe, NC, Man Charged With Auto Insurance Fraud

Written by Staff, The Enquirer Journal

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey announced the arrest of Gary Miller, 44, of Monroe, NC, on July 3. Miller was charged with felony insurance fraud.

Special agents with the NC Department of Insurance's Criminal Investigations Division accused Miller of presenting a fraudulent invoice to Allstate Insurance Co. for auto body repair work that was never performed. The action was aimed at increasing the value of a vehicle that Miller had reported as stolen, according to the arrest warrant, according to a statement from the Department of Insurance. 


The actions occurred between Oct. 17 and Oct. 24, 2017, according to the warrant. Miller was arrested on May 30.


Insurance fraud costs American consumers approximately $80 billion per year. According to Commissioner Causey, fraud costs North Carolinians between 15 and 20 cents of every dollar paid on insurance premiums---and it is getting worse, according to a statement from the office.


"I am determined to stem the tide of insurance fraud in this state in order to save residents money," Causey said in a statement. "That's why I am dedicated to the mission of our NCDOI law enforcement officers who investigate and prosecute claims of insurance and bail bonding fraud."


To report suspected fraud, contact the NC Department of Insurance Criminal Investigation Division at 919-807-6840. Callers may remain anonymous. Information is also available at www.ncdoi.com.


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