North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Darihana Mejia, 32, of 901 Navaho Drive, Raleigh. Mejia was charged with insurance fraud, a felony.
Special agents with the Department of Insurance’s Criminal Investigations Division accuse Mejia of falsely reporting to Peak Property and Casualty Co. that damage to her 2020 Ford Explorer’s taillight, rear quarter panel and rear bumper was new damage.
According to the arrest warrant, the damage had been claimed previously with Discovery Insurance Co. but had never been repaired.
The offense occurred between July 18, 2021, and Jan. 7, 2022.
Mejia turned herself in to authorities at the Wake County Detention Center on Jan. 10. She was released on $2,500 unsecured 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.