North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Tamiya Mona McAllister, 25, of 303 Hunter St., Apex. McAllister was charged with insurance fraud and obtaining property by false pretense, both felonies.
According to the arrest warrant, McAllister obtained $15,004.39 from a State Farm renters’ insurance policy by presenting receipts for items she claimed were stolen but were never in her possession.
The offenses occurred between Jan. 21, 2018, and Feb. 5, 2018.
Special Agents with the Department of Insurance’s Criminal Investigations Division arrested McAllister on Feb. 1. She was given a $6,000 secured bond.
Commissioner Causey estimates fraud costs North Carolinians between 15 and 20 cents on every dollar paid on insurance premiums, maybe more. That’s why he has cracked down on this white-collar crime by boosting the NCDOI Criminal Investigations Division.
Over the past two years, CID Special Agents recovered $7.5 million in criminal activities – money that was returned to consumers and insurance companies. The restitution also helps preserve insurance rates.
To report suspected fraud, contact the N.C. Department of Insurance Criminal Investigations Division at 919-807-6840. Callers may remain anonymous. Information is also available at www.ncdoi.gov.