Insurance fraud fighting gets a boost in North Carolina

Insurance Fraud - North Carolina Boosts number of Insurance Fraud Agents

The state’s Insurance Department has added 15 agents to its team of scam hunters. The North Carolina Department of Insurance has announced the expansion of its insurance fraud investigation team. Fifteen new special agents will take part in criminal investigations. North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey made the announcement. The additional insurance fraud investigating team members have doubled the previous size of the department, said Causey. The N.C. Insurance Commissioner has implemented a new strategy for eliminating scams and fraudulent activities involving insurance in North Carolina. The expansion of the…

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Crop insurance fraud detected in NC worth $21 million

Crop Insurance Fraud

A North Carolina man will now be going to jail for his role in the multimillion dollar scam. A man living in North Carolina will be leaving his current home in order to take up residence in jail after having taken part in a crop insurance fraud scam that is currently estimated to have stolen approximately $21 million. The scandal has stretched over several participants but this individual has just pled guilty to his crimes. The man’s name is Jimmy Thomas Sasser, from Wilson, North Carolina. On Wednesday, he stated…

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North Carolina lawmakers to assess whether state’s auto insurance rate system needs to be improved

North Carolina legislators have begun examining the state’s rate-setting system and its effects on the auto insurance industry. Lawmakers have been assessing whether changes need to be made to the system since early 2011, when proposals for fixes to the system made their way to the state’s General Assembly. Some legislators claim that changes to the state’s auto insurance system need to be changed to be more consumer friendly, while others say that the current system is not effective in handling the risk of those with poor driving skills or…

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