There is a long history of arrests for insurance fraud involving consumers submitting fraudulent injury claims from automobile accidents and similar events. Intentionally submitting a substantively false claim is one thing, but some of these arrests seem to be questionably premised on a fine-line distinction between normal negotiating tactics and actual fraud. For example, a North Carolina man was recently arrested for insurance fraud regarding a July 31, 2012 car accident.
Becoming disabled, even for a short period of time, is a significant event in anyone's life, and can bring a great deal of stress and financial hardship. On top of these types of concerns, one North Carolina man is now facing fraud charges after being accused of receiving benefits he was not entitled to. He faces charges relating to disability insurance fraud. The 42-year-old man has been arrested and is being held at a local jail on a $10,000 bond.
An alleged insurance fraud scheme that took place in Wilmington, North Carolina, has been the subject of several news stories in recent weeks. On Jan. 19, the Department of Insurance announced the second arrest pertaining to the purported scheme. A 25-year-old Wilmington man was charged with insurance fraud, as well as corporate malfeasance and obtaining property by false pretense.