North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that Reneeca Jagnarain, 21, of 812 Fairview Drive, Lexington, was charged with insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense, both felonies.
Special Agents accuse Jagnarain of attempting to obtain $3,186.87 from National General Insurance by claiming that damage to her vehicle occurred on Sept. 21, 2019, when it actually occurred before she took out an auto insurance policy on Sept. 13, 2019.
The offense occurred on Sept. 30, 2019. Jagnarain was served with a criminal summons on June 25. She is scheduled to appear in Davidson County District Court on Aug. 28.
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.