North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that Keeva Cole, 47, of 8320 Perry Pines Drive, Raleigh, was charged with insurance fraud, a felony.
Special Agents with the Department of Insurance’s Criminal Investigations Division accuse Cole of presenting fraudulent medical documents to the Great American Insurance Group to support a commercial insurance claim, saying she was injured while she was a customer at the Durham Rescue Mission Thrift Store.
The offense occurred on July 12, 2019.
Cole was served with a criminal summons on Nov. 9. She is due in Durham County District Court on Nov. 24.
Commissioner Causey estimates fraud costs North Carolinians between 15 and 20 cents on every dollar paid on insurance premiums, maybe more. That’s why he has cracked down on this white-collar crime by boosting the NCDOI Criminal Investigations Division.
Over the past two years, CID Special Agents recovered $7.5 million in damages – money that was returned to consumers and insurance companies. The restitution also helps preserve insurance rates.
To report suspected fraud, contact the N.C. Department of Insurance Criminal Investigations Division at 919-807-6840. Callers may remain anonymous. Information is also available at www.ncdoi.gov.