Rocky Mount woman charged with insurance fraud


North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Lakaiyaa Latrice Lyons, 29, of 112 Zinnia Court, Rocky Mount. Lyons was charged with felony insurance fraud.

Special agents with the Department of Insurance’s Criminal Investigations Division accuse Lyons of filing a false automobile insurance claim with Sentry Insurance by claiming another vehicle crashed into her 2008 Infiniti, causing her to lose control and drive into a ditch and other objects.

According to the arrest warrant, no other vehicle collided with the car.

The offense took place between Jan. 20 and June 7.

Lyons was arrested on June 24 and given a $50,000.00 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.

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