Guilford County man arrested for insurance fraud and obtaining property by false pretenses

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Rotrelle Lacorte Damon David, 32, of 808 Lake Drive, High Point. David was charged with one count of insurance fraud and one count of conspiracy to obtain property by false pretenses, both are felonies.

Special agents with the NC Department of Insurance’s Criminal Investigations Division accuse David of falsifying a motor vehicle accident form submitted to Nationwide Insurance on July 1, 2023. David claimed his mother, Christina Malachi, was present in the vehicle, when in fact she was not. 

Nationwide later paid Malachi $2,000. Malachi was charged with insurance fraud and obtaining property by false pretense in Oct. 2023. David was released under a $2,500 unsecured bond and ordered to appear in district court on April 1.

“Insurance fraud hits consumers in the wallet,” Commissioner Causey said. “Approximately 20 cents of every insurance premium dollar goes 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 or toll free from anywhere in North Carolina at 888-680-7684.  

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