Stolen ring claims lead to Henderson woman’s arrest

Jul. 16, 2014 @ 07:36 PM

A Henderson woman was arrested Monday after she tried to collect insurance money on a ring she claimed was stolen.

Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin announced the arrest of Tashala Johnson, 28, of 150 Freedom Lane, Henderson.

She was charged with two counts of attempting to obtain property by false pretense.

Department of Insurance criminal investigators allege on Dec. 18, 2013, and March 12, 2014, Johnson submitted fraudulent claims to separate insurance companies in an attempt to collect money for a ring she claims was stolen.

Johnson was arrested on July 14 and placed under a $75,000 bond.

Goodwin took office in 2009, criminal investigators have made more than 1,000 arrests — resulting in more than 500 criminal convictions with more than 200 cases currently pending court. These efforts have delivered more than $61 million in restitution and recoveries for victims.

An estimated 10 cents of every dollar paid in premiums goes toward the payment of fraudulent claims.

To report suspected fraud, contact the Department of Insurance Criminal Investigations Division at (919) 807-6840.

Callers may remain anonymous. Information is also available at ncdoi.com.