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Investigation Leads to Fraud and Embezzlement Charges

The penalties for white collar crimes are severe, and a conviction could have a substantial impact on a person's future. Those accused of similar crimes may find the subsequent process stressful and intimidating, and they may be uncertain where to turn for advice. A 36-year-old woman has recently been accused of fraud and embezzlement after she allegedly posed as an insurance agent and sold fake policies in North Carolina.

According to reports, the incident began on a recent Monday when investigators with the North Carolina Department of Insurance executed a search warrant at the site of a local business. While searching the premises, they claim to have uncovered evidence indicating the owner of the business had taken part in insurance fraud. They assert that the woman created and sold false insurance policies to an unspecified number of clients.

The nature of the evidence that indicated her involvement in these alleged actions is unclear. Following these events, the woman was taken into custody and charged with embezzlement and obtaining false property. Authorities also state that the investigation is still underway, and the woman may face additional charges in relation to it. According to reports, the woman has since been released on bond while awaiting future court proceedings.

Individuals who are accused of white collar crimes such as fraud and embezzlement may benefit from seeking counsel at the first opportunity. By speaking with a defense attorney, a client in North Carolina could obtain advice on the consequences he or she may face. An attorney can work toward protecting a client's legal rights throughout the process and provide further assistance in any future legal proceedings related to the charges.

Source: wlos.com, "Fairview woman accused of insurance fraud", Nov. 8, 2017

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