Wilmington Man Charged With Fraud After Claiming He Hit A Deer

Wilmington Man Charged With Fraud After Claiming He Hit A Deer

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By / Local News / Tuesday, 16 March 2021 01:35

By WILLARD KILLOUGH III
Managing Editor

NEW HANOVER CTY -    If you file a false insurance claim, the North Carolina Department of Insurance has teams of investigators that are highly likely to find out whether you're telling the truth or trying to defraud in the insurance industry.
Those investigators charged a Wilmington man with fraud after he allegedly filed a false claim that his vehicle struck a deer earlier this year.
According to Barry Smith with the North Carolina Department of Insurance (NCDOI), "Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of David Thomas Sheeley, 32, of 527 Wallington Road, Wilmington. Sheeley was charged with insurance fraud, a felony. According to the arrest warrant, Sheeley falsely told Geico Insurance Co. that his vehicle was damaged from a collision with a deer when he hit a median sign."
The crime took place on February 2nd, and Sheeley was arrested on March 11th and then released under $5,000 unsecured bond.
Causey explained, "Insurance fraud is a crime affecting everyone. Approximately 20% of insurance premium costs go to pay for insurance fraud."
According to NCDOI, since 2017, Commissioner Causey has more than doubled the number of special agents investigating fraud and white-collar crimes. As a result, special agents from 2017 through 2020 have made 1,612 arrest. To report suspected fraud, contact the N.C. Department of Insurance Criminal Investigations Division at 919-807-6840.  Callers may remain anonymous. Information is also available at www.ncdoi.gov.

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