North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Danny Leon Simmons II, 34, of 1372 Lees Chapel Road, Greensboro, and Kamika Michelle Slade, 33, of 3400 Delancy St., Greensboro. Both were charged with insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense, all felonies.
Special agents with the Department of Insurance’s Criminal Investigations Division accuse Simmons and Slade of providing false information to United Financial Casualty Co. in an attempt to obtain $5,000 in an automobile insurance claim.
According to the arrest warrants, Simmons was driving Slade’s vehicle when he was involved in a crash on March 5. Simmons left the accident scene and picked up Slade, who was working as a clerk at a nearby store, and brought her to the scene of the crash, the warrants say.
The two claimed that Slade was driving the vehicle at the time of the crash, according to the warrants.
The two were arrested on May 16 and were both given a $1,000 secured bond. They are due in Guilford County District Court in Greensboro on June 26.
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.