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Lumberton insurance agent charged with fraud

Posted April 8, 2009 3:54 p.m. EDT
Updated April 8, 2009 4:22 p.m. EDT

— State Department of Insurance investigators arrested a Lumberton insurance agent Wednesday and charged him with staging an accident.

Robert Gene Killens, 51, of 1005 N. Elm St. was charged with insurance fraud and was released on a $5,000 bond.

Investigators said Killens, a self-employed insurance agent, staged an accident in Lumberton on Feb. 1 and filed a fraudulent claim with Nationwide Insurance.