North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that Joquetta Jacqueline Clair, 23, of 10038 Orchard Grass Court, Charlotte, has been charged with insurance fraud, a felony.
Special agents with the Department of Insurance’s Criminal Investigations Division accuse Clair of presenting a fictitious invoice from a collision center to her insurance company showing that damage to her 2015 Dodge Charger had been repaired when the collision center never did the repair work nor produced the invoice.
The offense occurred on March 23.
Clair is scheduled to appear in Mecklenburg County District Court on Oct. 2.
“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 or toll free from anywhere in North Carolina at 888-680-7684.
Information is also available at www.ncdoi.gov.