Roxboro woman faces false pretense charge involving disability insurance


RALEIGH

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Brittany Stafford Driver, 35, of 853 Charlie Tapp Road, Roxboro. Driver was charged with obtaining property by false pretense, a felony.

Special agents with the Department of Insurance’s Criminal Investigations Division accuse Driver of obtaining $2,145.73 from Cuna Mutual Group Insurance by continuing to receive disability insurance payments past the medically prescribed date.

According to the arrest warrant, when Driver was notified of the overpayment error, she did not repay the funds or make any attempt to correct the error.

The offense occurred on Aug. 9, 2010.

Driver was arrested on Dec. 10 and released on $7,000 unsecured bond. She is scheduled to appear in Person County District Court on Dec. 28.

“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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