North Carolina Motorist Arrested for Alleged Auto Insurance Fraud

March 13, 2014

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin announced Wednesday the arrest of Tenquisha Shancaza Durham of Gastonia, N.C. She was charged with one count each of insurance fraud and obtaining property by false pretense.

North Carolina’s Department of Insurance criminal investigators allege that Durham filed duplicate insurance claims for the same vehicle damage to her 2002 Lincoln LS. National General Insurance and State Farm Insurance paid Durham a total of $2,100 to settle the claims. State Farm representatives later notified the Department of Insurance of the suspected fraud.

Durham was arrested on March 10 in Gaston County, N.C., and placed under a $10,000 bond.

North Carolina’s Department of Insurance employs 20 law enforcement officers for investigating and prosecuting claims of insurance and bail bonding fraud.

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