Investigators solved a taxi and limousine fraud scheme in Charlotte (commercial hub of North Carolina) by arresting 70 drivers who had listed the same Waxhaw address for getting people access to their ride services.
The 70 taxi and limousine drivers arrested by criminal investigators along with the N.C. Department of Insurance were charged for evading higher automobile insurance premiums over listing the same addresses as 8814 Silver Charm Lane in the Union County community in Charlotte. The arrests made were announced Friday by N.C. Insurance Commissioner, Mike Causey.
Each of the drivers was charged with a single count of misdemeanor rate evasion in Mecklenburg County, with also the charge being punishable by a $1,000 fine.
According to the Union County property tax records, the home address located in the Providence Downs subdivision has 4,069 square feet of living space which includes five bedrooms with two full and one half bathrooms. The 0.9 acre of the house is valued at $723,200. The owners of the property are not charged in this scheme with the rest arrested. But their home phone number is been cut.
As per Causey’s official statement, the arrest mentioned the names of the drivers, but not the cab or limousine companies they were working on. Also the statement did not reveal since when the investigation was going on and how much money was saved by the accused.
The office statement added that around 10 cents of every dollar paid to the premiums is contributed to pay for these fraudulent claims. And for matters concerning the claims of insurance and bail bonding fraud, the Department of Insurance has 20 sworn state law enforcement officers to look after it.
For public awareness, if something suspicious is noticed, then please call the Department of Insurance Criminal Investigations Division at 919-807-6840 without worrying on the identity of the caller being made public. Further information can be found at www.ncdoi.com.
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