North Carolina Arrests 2, Seeks 3 Others Behind Staged Car Accident

April 5, 2016

Two individuals in North Carolina have been arrested in connection with an alleged staged auto accident, according to a statement from North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin. Investigators are also currently seeking three other suspects in association with the case. Investigators accuse the group of five of staging a car accident on Oct. 27, 2015, and filing fraudulent insurance claims with Repwest Insurance Co.

Terrell Bruce Allen, 54, of Wendell, was arrested on March 30 and charged with one count each of attempting to obtain property by false pretense and insurance fraud in Durham County. He was placed under a $2,500 bond.

Alan Lindsey Lea, of Durham, was arrested on March 30 and charged with one count each of attempting to obtain property by false pretense and insurance fraud in Durham County. He was placed under a $5,000 bond.

Bryant Emanual Burton, 32, of Greensboro; Kenneth Clevester Burton, 37, of Durham; and Jeremy Lee Burton, of Durham, are wanted in association with the case.

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

Source: North Carolina Department of Insurance

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