Forsyth County woman faces insurance fraud charge over claim she was out of work

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Kenisha Eronda Crockett, 45, of 520 Hearthside Drive, Winston-Salem. Crockett faces charges of insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense, both felonies, along with a misdemeanor common law forgery charge.

Special agents with the Department of Insurance’s Criminal Investigations Division accuse Crockett of attempting to obtain $11,520 following an automobile accident by presenting a forged verification of employment form to the insurance company.

According to the arrest warrant, Crockett claimed she was out of work from Jan. 26 to July 1, when, in fact, she was still employed and receiving a paycheck.

Crockett was arrested on Sept. 26 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 them. 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. 

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