Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Stephanie Nathalene Carter, 35, of 321 East Perry Ave, Wake Forest; she is charged with one count of insurance fraud.
Department of Insurance criminal investigators accuse Carter of fraudulently claiming her vehicle was stolen from her residence in order to receive $3,412 from GEICO Indemnity Insurance Company.
Carter was arrested on March 16 in Wake County and placed under a promise a $3,000 bond.
An estimated 10 cents of every dollar paid in premiums goes toward the payment of fraudulent claims. The Department of Insurance employs 20 sworn state law enforcement officers dedicated to investigating and prosecuting claims of insurance and bail bonding fraud. To report suspected fraud, contact the Department of Insurance Criminal Investigations Division at 919-807-6840. Callers may remain anonymous. Information is also available at www.ncdoi.gov/fraud-control.