Insurance Fraud NEWS
Driver allegedly makes false hit-and-run claim in Carolina
June 19, 2018, Hertford, NC
A Hertford woman has been charged with insurance fraud after state officials say she filed a false insurance claim for damages to her vehicle from an accident.
Shar’dayzeia Lonniece Johnson, 22, of 306 Stokes Street, also was charged with attempting to obtain property by false pretense, a press release from the N.C. Department of Insurance states.
According to a warrant, Johnson filed a claim with National General Insurance Co., saying her vehicle was involved in a hit-and-run traffic accident. Special agents with the N.C. Department of Insurance Criminal Investigations Division say Johnson’s claim sought $1,795.78. However, the investigators determined the damage to her vehicle “was not consistent with damage from such an accident,” the press release states.
According to the press release, Johnson was arrested on May 22 and released on a $1,000 unsecured bond. The offenses for which she’s charged occurred between March 21 and May 21, the insurance department said.