Harnett county man arrested on fraud charge

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey announced today the arrest of 55-year-old Hamilton Mutriss Brown of 7201 Winter Pond Way, Fuquay Varina. He is charged with one count of Obtaining Property by False Pretenses.

Department of Insurance criminal investigators charged Brown for the activities that occurred in Harnett County between Dec.17, 2015 and Feb. 12, 2018.

Brown is accused of unlawfully obtaining approximately $40,395 from the Harnett County School System by providing altered insurance certificates to obtain a contract for services.

Brown was arrested Feb. 13, 2018 by NCDOI investigators in Harnett County and placed under a $5,000 secured bond.

“According to the FBI, insurance fraud costs the average family between $400 and $700 per year in the form of increased premiums,” said Commissioner Causey. “Consumer protection is my number one priority and I will continue to fight insurance fraud with your help.”

The N.C. Department of Insurance employs sworn state law enforcement officers dedicated to investigating and prosecuting claims of insurance and bail bonding fraud. To report suspected fraud, contact the Department of Insurance Criminal Investigations division at 919-807-6840. Callers may remain anonymous. Information is also available at www.ncdoi.gov/fraud-control. You can also email information on suspected fraud to [email protected].

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