RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – A Durham man was charged with insurance fraud for lying about the date of an accident he was in by two days, the Department of Insurance said.
Samuel Stacy Whitlock-Macrae, 52, was accused of providing false information on a claim with Progressive Insurance. According to a news release, he told the company the accident he was in happened on Sept. 22, 2021. It actually happened two days later on Sept. 24 at a time when his policy had lapsed.
Whitlock-Macrae was arrested on Jan. 14 by Raleigh police on an unrelated charge.
He was then served with the insurance fraud charge, NCDOI said.
“Insurance fraud is not a victimless crime,” Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey said. “It hits all of us in the pocket through higher premiums.”