North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that Latissue Relisa Watlington, 43, of 101 Steve Smith Road, Yanceyville, was charged with insurance fraud, a felony.
Special agents with the Department of Insurance’s Criminal Investigations Division accuse Watlington of submitting a false medical document to State Farm Mutual Insurance Co. claiming $8,956 in medical bills after an automobile accident. According to the arrest warrant, the insurance company paid that amount to the provider.
The offense occurred on Dec 21, 2022.
Watlington was arrested on March 13 and given a $5,000 secured bond.
Commissioner Causey encourages North Carolinians to help keep insurance premiums low by reporting suspicious fraud.
“Insurance fraud is not a victimless crime,” Commissioner Causey said. “It hits all of us in the pocket through higher premiums.”
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.