North Carolina Arrests 5 in Alleged Staged Accidents; 2 Suspects Sought

January 28, 2014

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin this week announced the arrests of five people in an alleged insurance fraud scheme involving several staged auto accidents in Buncombe County.

Department of Insurance criminal investigators allege that the defendants conspired to defraud GEICO, Progressive Insurance Co. and National General Insurance Co. of several thousand dollars by submitting fraudulent documentation in support of insurance claims for property damage caused by several staged accidents in the Asheville area.

The Department of Insurance has requested assistance from the public in locating two additional suspects in this case.

Those arrested include:

Lisa Ann Dalton, 19, of Asheville, was charged with one count each of insurance fraud and aiding and abetting in connection with obtaining property by false pretense. Dalton was arrested on Jan. 22 and released under a $2,000 unsecured bond.

Tyquawn Saddam Kuwade Davidson, 21, of Asheville, was charged with one count each of insurance fraud and aiding and abetting in connection with obtaining property by false pretense. Davidson was arrested on Jan. 19 and released under a $2,000 unsecured bond.

Barbara Ann Lee, 19, of  Asheville, was charged with two counts each of insurance fraud and aiding and abetting in connection with obtaining property by false pretense. Lee was arrested on Jan. 22 and placed under a $4,000 secured bond.

Kendra Patrice Mooney, 24, of Asheville, was charged with three counts each of insurance fraud and obtaining property by false pretense. Mooney was arrested on Jan. 20 and released under a $60,000 unsecured bond.

Jeremy Jermain Wise, 22, of Asheville, was charged with two counts each of obtaining property by false pretense and insurance fraud. Wise was arrested on Jan. 23 and released on a written promise to appear.

Investigators said they are seeking additional suspects in association with this case. Christina Renee Allen, 33, of Weaverville, is wanted for one count each of insurance fraud and aiding and abetting in connection with obtaining property by false pretense. Sonia Venita Clay, 44, of, Asheville, is wanted for one count each of insurance fraud and obtaining property by false pretense.

Anyone with information on their whereabouts is encouraged to contact the North Carolina Department of Insurance Criminal Investigations Division at 919-807-6840.

 

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