5 North Carolinian’s Accused of Staged Accident Ring

February 25, 2016

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin announced the arrests of five Wilmington women in connection with an alleged staged auto accident ring. Investigators allege that over the course of three separate vehicle crashes, the women provided false statements to law enforcement and insurance companies in an effort to receive insurance benefits.

Doris Canty, 61, was charged with one count each of obtaining property by false pretense and insurance fraud. Canty was arrested on Feb. 8 in New Hanover County and placed under a $5,000 bond.

Jessica Denise Goodman, 39, was charged with three counts each of attempting to obtain property by false pretense and insurance fraud, two counts of felony conspiracy and one count each of misdemeanor conspiracy and misdemeanor child abuse. Goodman was arrested on Feb. 11 in New Hanover County and placed under a $100,000 bond.

Extase Shyneice Pollock, 21, was charged with two counts of felony conspiracy and one count each of injury to personal property, insurance fraud and misdemeanor conspiracy. Pollock was arrested on Jan. 29 in New Hanover County and placed under a $5,000 bond.

Shaquetta Sade Washington, 20, was charged in New Hanover County with one count of aiding and abetting to obtain property by false pretense. Washington was arrested on Feb. 16 in New Hanover County and placed under a $5,000 bond.

Investigators seek an additional suspect in association with this case. Teresa Halsey Pollock, 42, is wanted for two counts of felony conspiracy and one count each of attempting to obtain property by false pretense, insurance fraud and misdemeanor conspiracy.

The group allegedly staged accidents occurred on Aug. 4, Oct. 10 and Dec. 4, 2015, and involved Repwest, Wilshire and Allstate insurance companies.

NCDOI employs 20 sworn state law enforcement officers dedicated to investigating and prosecuting claims of insurance and bail bonding fraud.

 

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