North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Aishia Denise Danta Wilkerson, 40, of 947 Davis Bridge Road, Parkton. Wilkerson 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 Wilkerson of filing a false claim with Progressive Premier Insurance Co. of Illinois claiming she was injured in an accident.
The offenses occurred on Aug. 1, 2019.
Wilkerson was arrested Jan. 13. He was given a $1,000 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.