North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Chancellor Novell Faulkner, 33, of 2751 High Rock School Road, Blanch. Faulkner 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 Faulkner of attempting to obtain a $3,900 payment for lost wages in an automobile insurance claim from Integon Indemnity Corp. by providing them with a false medical document.
The offense occurred on Sept. 3, 2021.
Special agents and Roxboro police arrested Faulkner on April 2. He was given a $10,000 secured bond.
“Property and casualty insurance fraud costs insurance customers an estimated $120 billion a year in increased premiums,” said Commissioner Causey. “The Department of Insurance has beefed up its fraud-fighting staff in an effort to make more arrests to keep fraud from driving up insurance costs.”
If you suspect insurance fraud or other white-collar crimes, please report it. You may anonymously report fraud by calling the N.C. Department of Insurance Criminal Investigations Division at 919-807-6840.
Information is also available at www.ncdoi.gov.