North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Shaquon Lashawn Burrus, 30, of 2375 Vineyard Drive, Winterville. Burrus was charged with seven counts of insurance fraud and seven counts of obtaining property by false pretense, all felonies.
Special agents with the Department of Insurance’s Criminal Investigations Division accuse Burrus of obtaining $10,107.50 by filing false medical records to support accidental insurance claims with Aflac.
The offenses occurred between Aug. 10, 2019, and Aug. 1, 2020.
Burris was arrested on July 18. She was given a $25,000 secured bond. She is due in Pitt County District Court on Aug. 16.
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.