North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Malik Amir Rudolph, 28, of 3425 Sunbright Lane, Raleigh. Rudolph was charged with insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense, both felonies.
According to the arrest warrant, Rudolph attempted to collect on an automobile insurance claim with Geico Insurance Co. by providing false information to the company.
An investigation by special agents with the Department of Insurance’s Criminal Investigation Division revealed that the damage to Rudolph’s vehicle occurred before he took out the insurance policy.
The offenses occurred on April 30.
Rudolph turned himself in to Wake County authorities on Aug. 31. He was given a $2,500 secured bond.
Commissioner Causey encourages North Carolinians to help keep insurance premiums low by reporting suspicious fraud.
“Insurance fraud is not a victimless crime,” Commissioner Causey said. “It hits all of us in the pocket through higher premiums.”
If you suspect insurance fraud or other white-collar crimes, please report it. You may anonymously report fraud by calling the N.C. Department of Insurance Criminal Investigations Division at 919-807-6840 or toll free from anywhere in North Carolina at 888-680-7684.
Information is also available at www.ncdoi.gov.