North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that Tahirah Imani Morris, 28, of 4301 Livengood Road, Winston-Salem, was charged with two counts of insurance fraud, obtaining property by false pretense and attempting to obtain property by false pretense, all felonies.
Special agents with the Department of Insurance’s Criminal Investigations Division accuse Morris of attempting to obtain an automobile insurance claim payment from Sentry Insurance by claiming that the damage occurred after she obtained the policy when the damage occurred when her policy had lapsed.
Morris is also accused of obtaining $1,874.86 from the insurance company by filing a fraudulent automobile claim for damage to her vehicle that occurred before she obtained the insurance policy.
The offenses occurred between Jan. 18, 2021, and Jan. 28, 2022.
Morris was served with a criminal summons on Jan. 31. She is due in Forsyth County District Court on Feb. 10.
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. Information is also available at www.ncdoi.gov.