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Former DOT Worker Sentenced For Insurance Fraud

Posted December 10, 2004

— A former state Department of Transportation worker is headed to prison for insurance fraud.

Denise Hargrove, 37, of Raleigh, was sentenced by a judge to serve 48 to 67 months of active time and 1 year of probation.

Hargrove admitted she faked blindness to defraud insurance companies out of more than $700,000 in disability money.

Judge Howard Manning also ordered Hargrove to work during her probation to help pay back the money.

State Department of Insurance investigators arrested Hargrove in May after she bought various properties.

They said Hargrove forged letters from a doctor and lawyer to fool insurers.

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