Amy Eakes was arrested and charged with one felony count each of attempting to obtain property by false pretense and uttering of a forged endorsement, according to an announcement by North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin.
Department of Insurance criminal investigators allege that throughout 2011, Eakes passed multiple fraudulent certificates of liability/workers compensation insurance to building contractors so she could obtain work for C&A Builders even though the company had no such insurance.
Eakes was arrested on May 19 and placed under a $25,000 bond.
The Department of Insurance employs 20 sworn state law enforcement officers dedicated to investigating and prosecuting claims of insurance and bail bonding fraud.
Since 2009, criminal investigators have made more than 800 arrests, resulting in more than 430 criminal convictions. These efforts have delivered more than $55 million in restitution and recoveries for victims.
Source: North Carolina Department of Insurance
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