North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Amanda Rae Mace, 39, of 134 Ludlow Drive, Wilmington. Mace was charged with embezzlement by an insurance agent, a felony.
Special Agents with the Department of Insurance’s Criminal Investigations Division accuse Mace of embezzling $2,270 in premium payments from a client.
The offense occurred on July 27, 2018.
Mace was arrested on Nov. 25 and given a $2,500 unsecured bond.
Fraud is felt every time consumers pay their insurance premiums. Commissioner Causey estimates fraud costs North Carolinians between 15 and 20 cents on every dollar paid on insurance premiums.
“Insurance fraud affects our economy. Not only does it damage insurance companies, it cheats businesses and consumers too,” Commissioner Causey said. “This kind of white-collar crime is unacceptable. That’s why I’ve doubled the number of Special Agents to investigate insurance fraud. Cracking down on fraud will put more money in the pockets of businesses and consumers.”
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.