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Pittsboro woman accused of filing false insurance claims

Posted July 12, 2012

— A Pittsboro woman was arrested Thursday on insurance fraud charges after investigators said she filed three claims for the same damage to her vehicle.

Katina Faye Walker, 39, of the 1100 block of Thompson Street, is charged with one count each of insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense, according to investigators with the state Department of Insurance.

Authorities said Walker filed claims with Geico insurance in March and October of last year for vandalism to her 2004 Dodge Stratus, and she was paid $4,097.11. She filed a third vandalism claim last March.

Geico representatives realized the damage was the same in all three claims and contacted criminal investigators with the Department of Insurance.

Walker was arrested on $2,000 unsecured bond. A court date is set for Aug. 27.

Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin said his office has received more than 14,000 complaints since 2009. There have been 602 arrests, 333 criminal convictions and more than 110 pending court cases. He said the cases have resulted in more than $48.5 million in restitution and recoveries for victims.

To report suspected fraud, call the Department of Insurance Criminal Investigations Division at 919-807-6840. Callers may remain anonymous.

Information is also available at www.ncdoi.com.


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  • promethazine codeine lover Jul 13, 2012

    @Bronzegoddess40 It's always good to connect the article with photos and pictures of people are involved... Just like how your picture is on blackplanet and It's nice to know who I am commenting with.

  • bronzegoddess40 Jul 13, 2012

    Why is it so important to have a picture?

  • storchheim Jul 13, 2012

    Drawing my conclusions about her from some of the comments, I have to say: if certain people spent half as much effort being upright, trustworthy and hardworking as they do being despicable, idle criminals, they'd have a much easier and better life.

  • Obamanation Jul 13, 2012

    She has a very bright future ahead of her.

  • OneLove Jul 13, 2012

    I give her props for actually having insurance ---> How do people run around w/o insurance? they'll take your tags! Honestly, I don't like getting pulled over.

  • pooodaddy Jul 13, 2012

    I give her props for actually having insurance in the first place but she's gone too far.

  • Scubagirl Jul 13, 2012

    "@Scubagirl , The link shows me Pittsboro, NC. Graduated HS in 1992... If she was 18 in 1992, she would be 38-39 in 2012... I don't see any mention of Michigan on the link I provided, Could you re-check?? YOLO"

    oops, my bad YOLO, missed the .524 so you are correct sorry. and I can now agree w/ more posts

  • not my real name Jul 13, 2012

    not too bright is she?

  • Obamanation Jul 13, 2012

    She should be forced to take mass transit for the remainder of her sorry life.

  • mac240 Jul 13, 2012

    This car has a blue book value of around $5K, but she had $4.1K in vandalism damage! Hmmmmmmmm!