North Carolina Man Charged with Lying About Lightning Damage

September 29, 2009

According to the arrest warrants, a Holly Springs, North Carolina man lied to his insurance companies and claimed a total of $33,971.91 in fraudulent lightning damage.

Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin reported the arrest of Earl Harvey Scott, who allegedly claimed to hear a loud boom and then his plasma television, blue-ray player and other high-end electronics stopped working. Scott allegedly made up work orders for a repair company that does not exist and used his own post office box on the fraudulent documents.

Scott is being charged with two counts of insurance fraud and two counts of obtaining property by false pretense, according to state officials. They said he was processed at the Wake County Jail and held under a $20,000 secured bond. U.S. Postal Inspector Chris Davis assisted in the investigation.

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