Mecklenburg County woman charged with insurance fraud

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey announced today that Laverne Love Johnson Peebles, 36, of 3335 Revolution Park Drive, Charlotte, NC has been charged with one count of insurance fraud, a felony.

Special agents with the Department of Insurance’s Criminal Investigations Division accuse Pebbles of submitting a fraudulent claim to Sentry Insurance Company stating that she was driving her Toyota Sequoia SUV with a passenger when the vehicle was involved in an accident. In fact, Pebbles was not in the vehicle during the May 29, 2023 crash.

Peebles has been summoned to appear in a Mecklenburg County courtroom on February 29 to answer for this charge.

Commissioner Causey encourages North Carolinians to help keep insurance premiums low by reporting suspicious fraud.

“Insurance fraud is not a victimless crime,” Commissioner Causey said. “It hits all of us in the pocket through higher premiums.”

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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