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Authorities: Man sells organ to church, claims it was stolen

Posted December 18, 2009

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— State Department of Insurance agents and Raleigh police officers on Friday arrested a Raleigh man on fraud charges.

Lamar Olin White, 26, whose last known address was 9210-66 Bruckhaus, Apt. 114, was charged with one count each of attempted insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense.

Authorities said White sold a Hammond organ to Summit Church in Durham for $2,400, then filed a claim with Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. for $12,990, stating that the organ had been stolen from his home.

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  • 6079 SMITH W Dec 18, 2009

    Moral of the story: Always have insurance on your organ before you sell it to someone else....................................

  • yorky1966 Dec 18, 2009

    I hope the church gets to keep the organ.