Winterville man charged with insurance fraud

May 17, 2021

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Malik Jamal Johnson, 25, of 3908 Sterling Pointe Drive, Winterville. Johnson was charged with insurance fraud, a felony.

Special agents with the Department of Insurance’s Criminal Investigations Division accuse Johnson of providing National General Insurance Co. with the incorrect date for a fire that damaged his 2013 Kia Optima.

According to the arrest warrant, a fire report showed that the damage occurred on March 9, when his insurance policy was inactive. The policy was reinstated on March 10. The claim filed with the insurance company stated that the damage occurred on March 15.

Johnson was arrested on May 4. He was given a $5,000 secured bond.

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