RALEIGH, N.C. (WAVY) — Officers in North Carolina say two men were arrested Monday in relationship with an insurance fraud fraud.

Insurance policy Commissioner Mike Causey suggests 32-calendar year-previous Jahle Lamont Gibbs and 29-year-previous Benjamin Edward Poe, both equally of Engelhard, have been arrested and charged.

Gibbs was charged with insurance policy fraud and making an attempt to obtain residence by bogus pretense, each felonies. Poe was billed with conspiracy and aiding and abetting Gibbs, both felonies.

In accordance to the arrest warrant, Gibbs advised Sentry Insurance coverage that his Ford F-350 truck was stolen when it was uncovered underwater at the Engelhard Wildlife Boat Ramp and Obtain Place.

Poe supported Gibbs’ alleged declare in an attempt to receive $12,458.48 from the insurance organization, in accordance to the warrants.

The offenses transpired involving Aug. 30 past yr and Feb. 22.

Special agents with the Section of Insurance’s Prison Investigations Division, alongside with Hyde County deputies, arrested them on Feb. 22.

“Insurance fraud hurts customers it fees North Carolina customers practically 20 cents on just about every greenback they fork out in insurance policies premiums,” Causey claimed. “That’s why I have a lot more than doubled the range of special agents to crack down on fraud and other varieties of white-collar crime.”

Equally gentlemen were produced on a $5,000 unsecured bond and are because of in Hyde County District Court docket on March 30.