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Some people do not think it is wrong to file fraudulent or inflated insurance claims. But the law takes a different view. In fact, insurance fraud is an umbrella term which includes activities like filing false claims, inflating legitimate claims, and billing for services not performed.
Property insurance fraud is especially common in North Carolina, due to the floods, hurricanes, and other natural disasters which sometimes occur here. Overall, property insurance fraud, health insurance fraud, disability insurance fraud, and other misdeeds cost policyholders millions of dollars a year, in the form of increased insurance premiums. Other types of insurance fraud include:
- Arson for profit
- Life insurance fraud
- False pretense or false statements
- Automobile repairs
- Automobile accidents
- Medical insurance fraud
- Willful failure to pay group insurance premiums
If you face insurance fraud charges, speak with one of our skilled Raleigh fraud attorneys. The professionals at Sandman, Finn & Fitzhugh want to improve our clients’ lives by finding creative solutions which protect their rights, futures, freedoms, and reputations. Let us see how we can help you. Get started now by calling us at (919) 887-8040 or filling out our online form today.
Insurance Fraud Penalties
Complex insurance fraud cases often involve both state and federal prosecutions. At Sandman, Finn & Fitzhugh, we protect you in both these forums.
In federal court, prosecutors often file racketeering charges in insurance fraud cases. Maximum racketeering penalties include up to twenty years in prison and a $25,000 fine, as well as forfeiture of any gains remotely related to the alleged fraud. Federal law also gives insurance fraud victims a private right of action in civil court, where there may obtain treble damages.
The penalties and procedures are much the same in state court. In addition to prison time, fines, and forfeiture, the court may revoke a business license upon conviction.
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If investigators are closing in and preparing to file insurance fraud charges, talk to one of our experienced Raleigh criminal defense lawyers as soon as possible. We quickly and thoroughly evaluate your case and then give you solid legal advice as to your best course of action. State or federal fraud charges could mean the closure of your business. So, make sure you do all you can to keep that from happening. Let us see what we can do for you. Contact us at (919) 887-8040 or fill out our online form to schedule a free case evaluation at Sandman, Finn & Fitzhugh, Attorneys at Law.