Guilford County woman charged with insurance fraud and false pretense

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey announced today the arrest of Azenia Kulah Somah, 43, of 4040 Brayden Drive, High Point, NC. Somah was served with a summons of one count of insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense, both felonies, on March 4.

According to special agents with the NC Department of Insurance’s Criminal Investigations Division, Somah provided misleading information to Metropolitan Property and Casualty Insurance Company to defraud them out of $4,523.76. Agents said Somah alleged that her 2012 Nissan Sentra was struck by another vehicle when, in fact, the car had struck a parked vehicle and the driver had fled the scene of the accident.

According to the criminal summons, the offenses occurred on Nov. 26, 2023. 

Somah is scheduled to appear in Guilford County Court on April 5. 

“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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