Charlotte woman charged with insurance fraud


RALEIGH

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that Grinetta Michelle Collins, 46, of 5233 Cressingham Court, Charlotte, was charged with insurance fraud and obtaining property by false pretense, both felonies.

Special agents with the Department of Insurance’s Criminal Investigations Division accuse Collins of obtaining $2,948.87 from Peak Property and Casualty Insurance by claiming that the original payment from the insurance company was deposited into the wrong account.

The offenses occurred between Aug. 2, 2021, and Sept. 22, 2021

Collins was served with criminal summonses on May 23. She is due in Mecklenburg County District Court on Aug. 25.

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.



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