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Four face insurance fraud charges in Raleigh

Posted October 5, 2011 11:06 p.m. EDT
Updated October 6, 2011 10:27 a.m. EDT

— 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.