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Four face insurance fraud charges in Raleigh

Posted October 5, 2011
Updated October 6, 2011

— Four people in Raleigh are accused of falsifying claims on car wrecks.

Lopez Dovol Mullen, 33, of 1912 Tischer Road, Robert Levelle Williams, 33, 2416 Evers Drive, Josalyn Jenice Cotton, 30, of 1300-C Bloodworth St., and Tikara Denise Bynum, 23, of 2811 Conifer Drive, are charged with insurance fraud and felony conspiracy, according to arrest warrants.

The crimes happened last year, according to warrants.

In some of the cases, warrants show the accused stood to get thousands of dollars by scamming Nationwide, State Farm, Liberty Mutual and Progressive Insurance.

Officials with the North Carolina Department of Insurance have not said if the cases are linked.

Mullen has convictions for attempted credit card fraud and aiding and abetting common-law robbery, while Williams has been convicted of obtaining property by false pretenses and uttering a forged instrument, according to state Department of Correction records. They have also been convicted of selling drugs.

Cotton has seven convictions dating to 1998, including four for assault, records show.


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  • YNCSW51 Oct 6, 2011

    They faces are on wake county arrest. This is why our insurance premiums goes up because of people like this. This makes me mad. Some people want something without having to work for it. I hope they have to pay back every cent and get a nice long jail sentence. THEIVES!!!!!

  • hunter38 Oct 6, 2011

    Good...hope they throw the book at them!!! Thieves like these are the reason rates increase....bunch of lazy good-for nothings trying to get over....again. Maybe they should channel all that energy into getting a job