Roxboro man charged with insurance fraud


RALEIGH

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Michael Edward Rogers, 56, of 520 Community House Road, Roxboro. Rogers was charged with insurance fraud, a felony.

Special agents with the Department of Insurance’s Criminal Investigations Division accuse Rogers of providing false information to Erie Insurance in a claim involving an automobile wreck.

According to the arrest warrant, Rogers falsely told the insurance company that he did not know the person driving his vehicle when it was wrecked, nor did he give the driver permission to use his automobile.

The offense occurred between Feb. 1 and July 28.

Special agents and Person County deputies arrested Rogers on Oct. 31. He was given a $15,000 unsecured bond and is due in Wake County District Court on Dec. 6.

“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 www.ncdoi.gov.



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