Nash County man charged with insurance fraud, false pretense in staged crashes

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Ceedee Davis Jr., 32, of 95 Moore Farm Road, Whitakers. Davis was charged with four counts of insurance fraud and four counts of obtaining property by false pretense, all felonies.

Special agents with the Department of Insurance’s Criminal Investigations Division accuse Davis of pursuing automobile insurance claims with State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. for a vehicle he did not own that was involved in staged crashes.

According to the arrest warrants, Davis obtained payments totaling $13,642.42 as a result of the claims.

The offenses occurred between Sept. 4, 2018, and Feb. 24, 2020.

Special agents, along with Nash County sheriff’s deputies, arrested Davis on Aug 10. He was given a $5,000 secured bond.

“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

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