Greensboro woman charged with insurance fraud


RALEIGH

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that Clarlese Tiauna Hobdy, 24, of 1700 Fairview St., Greensboro, was charged with insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense, both felonies.

Special agents with the Department of Insurance’s Criminal Investigations Division accuse Hobdy of attempting to obtain a payment from Progressive Premier Insurance even though her insurance coverage had lapsed when the auto crash occurred.

According to the criminal summons, Hobdy’s vehicle was damaged in a crash on Aug. 9. She then called to reinstate the policy and filed the insurance claim.

The offenses occurred between Aug. 9 and Oct. 11.

Special agents served Hobdy with a criminal summons on Nov. 29. She is due in Guilford County District Court on Dec. 29.

“Insurance fraud is not a victimless crime; we all pay for it through higher insurance premiums,” said Commissioner Causey. “Help us keep insurance premiums low by reporting suspected fraud.”

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 www.ncdoi.gov.



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