Man charged with insurance fraud


From Staff Reports

Friday, April 21, 2017

A Tarboro man has been charged with insurance fraud after allegedly filing false towing receipts.

Anthony Davis, 53, of Tarboro, is accused of filing false towing receipts to obtain $335 from Geico Insurance Co. An investigation by N.C. Department of Insurance criminal investigators discovered the alleged false receipts, leading to Davis’ arrest on March 28 in Edgecombe County.

Davis was released under a promise to appear in court following his arrest. Court records do not currently list his next court appearance on the charge.

N.C. Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey said insurance fraud is a serious crime and he remains dedicated to fighting it with the public’s help.

“According to the FBI, insurance fraud costs the average family between $400 and $700 per year in the form of increased premiums,” Causey said. “Consumer protection is my number one priority and I will continue to fight insurance fraud with your help.”

Anyone suspecting insurance fraud is encouraged to contact the Department of Insurance Criminal Investigations Division at 919-807-6840. Callers can remain anonymous. Information about reporting fraud is also available online at http://ncdoi.com.