North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Amelia Tanisha Jones, 34, of 4018 McIntosh St. Apt. E, Greensboro. Jones was charged with felony insurance fraud.
According to the warrant, Jones presented an auto insurance claim to USAA Insurance Co. on May 20 for a $3.408.51 claim that had already been settled and paid in March.
Special agents with the Department of Insurance’s Criminal Investigations Division arrested Jones on June 29 in Guilford County. She was released on a written promise to appear in court.
Insurance fraud costs American consumers approximately $80 billion dollars a year. According to Commissioner Causey, fraud costs North Carolinians between 15 and 20 cents of every dollar paid on insurance premiums — and it’s getting worse.
“I am determined to stem the tide of insurance fraud in this state in order to save residents money,” said Commissioner Causey. “That’s why I am dedicated to the mission of our NCDOI law enforcement officers who investigate and prosecute claims of insurance and bail bonding fraud.”
To report suspected fraud, contact the N.C. Department of Insurance Criminal Investigation Division at 919-807-6840. Callers may remain anonymous. Information is also available at www.ncdoi.gov/fraud-control.