North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Danielle Nicole Green, 33, of 1403 River Road, Elizabeth City. Green 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 Green of filing a claim for vandalism to a car that did not occur with National General Insurance Co. According to the arrest warrant, Green attempted to receive $961.01 from the insurance company.
The offenses occurred on March 22, 2019.
Special Agents, along with Pasquotank County deputies, arrested Green on Dec. 21, 2019. She was given a $1,500 secured bond.
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.