Greensboro man charged with insurance fraud, false pretense


RALEIGH

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Antonio Deondrea Collins, 32, of 1106 Ardmore Drive, Greensboro. Collins 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 $11,122.24 from State Farm Insurance Co. by providing the company fraudulent photos and documents of a fire that did not occur as a part of a renters’ insurance policy claim.

The offenses occurred between Dec. 19, 2019, and June 15, 2021.

Special agents and Greensboro police arrested Collins on March 21. He is due in Guilford County District Court on May 2.

“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.

Information is also available at www.ncdoi.gov.



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