Raleigh man charged with insurance fraud


RALEIGH

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Weldon Lamont Pappy-Mial, 27, of 1304 Garner Road, Raleigh. Pappy-Mial was charged with insurance fraud, a felony.

Special Agents with the Department of Insurance’s Criminal Investigations Division accuse Pappy-Mial of telling National General Insurance that his vehicle had been stolen when he knew it had been in a hit-and-run crash.

The offense occurred between Oct. 30, 2021, and Nov. 1, 2021.

Special agents and Raleigh police arrested Pappy-Mial on March 31. He was given a $5,000 secured bond.

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.

Information is also available at www.ncdoi.gov.



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