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

Posted December 18, 2009 12:01 p.m. EST

— 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.