Special Agents charge Concord woman with insurance fraud


North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that Courtney Marie McBride, 36, of 633 Hania Drive SW, Concord, was charged with insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense, both felonies.

Special Agents with the Department of Insurance’s Criminal Investigations Division accuse McBride of filing a claim with Progressive Insurance for damage to her auto when the damage occurred before she obtained insurance coverage on the vehicle.

The offense occurred on Dec. 6, 2019.

McBride was served with a criminal summons on March 5.

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 criminal activities – 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

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