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NC Man Scams Two Insurance Companies to Receive Benefits


Posted on Aug 02, 2017

A Raleigh man filed more than $150,000 in workers' compensation claims to two insurance companies. The News and Observer claimed Gregory Pettiford, 48, filed these claims based on policies by fabricated employers.

Gerald Stevens, an N.C. investigator, said Pettiford was charged with false pretense, falsely obtaining property, and two accounts of misrepresentation. Pettiford was charged with four felonies.

"According to the warrants," The News and Observer claimed, "Pettiford got $123,339 from Continental Insurance Co. by 'obtaining a workers' compensation insurance policy for an organization which does not exist.' The money came 'in benefits and/or [a] settlement agreement.'"

Pettiford also filed false claims with Hartford Insurance Co., and he obtained $33,971 in temporary disability benefits under a fake policy provided by a fake company.

Pettiford is currently being held on a $250,000 bail. 

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