Mecklenburg County woman charged with insurance fraud


RALEIGH

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that Ravien Oshay Hinton, 28, of 3430 Griffith St., Charlotte, was charged with insurance fraud, a felony.

Special agents with the Department of Insurance’s Criminal Investigations Division accuse Hinton of filing two renters’ insurance claims for the same event with two different insurance companies.  

The offense occurred between May 28, 2021, and June 16, 2021.

Mecklenburg County deputies served a criminal summons on Hinton on Jan. 3. She is due in Mecklenburg County District Court on Jan. 28.

“Property and casualty insurance fraud costs insurance customers an estimated $120 billion a year in increased premiums,” said Commissioner Causey. “The Department of Insurance has beefed up its fraud-fighting staff in an effort to make more arrests to keep fraud from driving up insurance costs.”

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. Information is also available at www.ncdoi.gov.



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