Greene County woman arrested for insurance fraud

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Shinese Rayshawn Cox, 31, of 865 Kingold Blvd., Snow Hill. Cox was charged with obtaining property by false pretense, attempting to obtain property by false pretense and two counts of insurance fraud, all felonies. 

Special agents with the Department of Insurance’s Criminal Investigations division accuse Cox of filing fraudulent claims for windshield and hood damage from winds with multiple insurance companies including Progressive Premier, Liberty Mutual and Safeco insurance companies. 

According to arrest warrants, Cox received $1,355.13 for one of the false claims. 

According to the arrest warrants, these offenses occurred between Feb. 1, 2023, and May 13, 2023. 

Cox was arrested on March 21 and given a $10,000 secured bond. She is scheduled to appear in Greene County District Court on April 19.

Greene County deputies and the District Attorney’s office in the 9th Prosecutorial District assisted in the investigation.

“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.

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