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Former DOT Worker Faces Fraud Charges

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RALEIGH, N.C. — A former state employee faces insurance fraud charges.

Denise Hargove, 37, is accused of stealing nearly $170,000 in fake disability claims. Investigators believe she even faked the letterhead of a doctor and lawyer.

Hargrove used to work in the Department of Transportation. She faces five fraud and forgery charges.

The Wake County district attorney's office is handling the case.