Knightdale woman accused of forging claim forms to get $70,000 insurance payout


RALEIGH

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Latasha T. Vaughan, 39, of 208 Tallula Lane, Knightdale. Vaughan was charged with insurance fraud and obtaining property by false pretense, both felonies.

Special agents with the Department of Insurance’s Criminal Investigations Division accuse Vaughan of providing false and forged disability, accident, hospital and cancer medical bills and claim forms to obtain $70,091.13 from AFLAC.

The offenses occurred between June 8, 2016, and Dec. 17, 2018.

Special agents and Rocky Mount police arrested Vaughan on Nov. 24.

“Insurance fraud hurts consumers,” Commissioner Causey said. “Approximately 20% of your insurance premium goes to cover the cost of fraud. That’s why I’m aggressively pursuing and prosecuting insurance fraud in North Carolina.”

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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