Charlotte woman charged with insurance fraud in staged collision


RALEIGH

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that Wittney Nicole Parks, 31, of 7416 Hounslow Lane, Charlotte, was charged with insurance fraud, a felony.

Special agents with the Department of Insurance’s Criminal Investigations Division accuse Parks of telling Repwest Insurance Co. that her crash was an accident when it was a staged collision.

The offense occurred on Sept. 18, 2018.

Mecklenburg County deputies served Parks with a criminal summons on July 20. She is scheduled to appear in Mecklenburg County District Court on Aug. 20.

“It’s estimated that property and casualty insurance fraud costs insurance customers $120 billion a year in increased premiums,” said Commissioner Causey. “The Department of Insurance has reinforced its criminal investigations procedures and personnel 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 report fraud anonymously by calling the N.C. Department of Insurance Criminal Investigations Division at 919-807-6840. Information is also available at www.ncdoi.gov.



Source link

About the Author

Angela Brown
Angela Brown is the author of our Business & Economy section.