Edenton husband and wife arrested for insurance fraud and attempted obtain property by false pretense

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrests of Frank and Joslin White of 511 North Broad Street, Edenton. Both were charged with insurance fraud and attempted obtain property by false pretense, both felonies.

On June 18, special agents with the N.C. Department of Insurance’s Criminal Investigations Division were requested to assist with the Edenton Police Department in an investigation of insurance fraud. The suspected crimes occurred at 711 N. Broad St. in Edenton in May. 

Subsequent investigations revealed that the suspects committed insurance fraud and attempted to obtain property by false pretenses by providing false information to an insurance company in a claim for personal injuries that did not occur.

The Whites are each being held on $3,000 secured bonds. Their next court date is scheduled for Sept. 26 in Chowan County Court. 

“Insurance fraud hits consumers in the wallet,” Commissioner Causey said. “Approximately 20 cents of every insurance premium dollar go to covering the cost of fraud. I’m fighting this by aggressively pursuing and prosecuting insurance fraud in North Carolina.” 

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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