Greensboro woman accused of obtaining $26,000 in false fire claim

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Briana Samone Caldwell, 28, of 4216 Parker St., Greensboro. Caldwell is charged with insurance fraud and obtaining property by false pretense, both felonies.

Special agents with the Department of Insurance’s Criminal Investigations Division accuse Caldwell of obtaining $26,618.90 from State Farm Property and Casualty Insurance by submitting false documents on a fictitious fire claim at her apartment.

The offense occurred on Dec. 22, 2020.

Special agents arrested Caldwell on Nov. 22. She was released on a written promise to appear in court. She is scheduled to appear in Guilford County District Court on Jan. 5, 2022.

“It’s estimated that property and casualty insurance fraud costs insurance customers $120 billion a year in increased premiums,” said Commissioner Causey. “The Department of Insurance has reinforced its criminal investigations procedures and personnel 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 report fraud anonymously by calling the N.C. Department of Insurance Criminal Investigations Division at 919-807-6840. Information is also available at

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