2 Central NC Women Charged With Crime Insurance Fraud


RALEIGH, North Carolina (WNCN) – North Carolina officials on Tuesday announced the recent arrests of two Raleigh-area women on felony insurance fraud charges involving cars in two separate cases.

In one case, an Oxford woman falsely told her insurance company that the damage to her entire car occurred after she reinstated her previously canceled coverage, according to a press release from the Insurance Department from North Carolina.

In the other case, a woman from Raleigh told her insurance company that the damage to her 2020 SUV was new, but had in fact been previously claimed from another insurance company, according to the press release.

Yolanda Taylor Edmonds, 40, of Oxford, lost her policy due to non-payment of Dairyland Peak P&C insurance, officials said.

In mid-December last year, the 2014 Oxford Chevrolet Malibu was involved in an accident and was a “total loss,” officials said in a press release.

Edmonds told her insurance company the damage happened after she reinstated her policy – but did indeed occur before the recovery, according to the press release.

Edmonds was arrested in Granville County on Friday, officials said.

In another case, officials said a woman from Raleigh damaged her 2020 Ford Explorer. The damage involved the taillight, quarter panel and rear bumper, according to a press release.

According to an arrest warrant, the damage to the Ford Explorer had previously been claimed from Discovery Insurance Co. but had never been repaired, according to a press release.

Darihana Mejia, 32, of Raleigh, told Peak Property and Casualty Co. that the damage to the Ford was new, according to the press release.

Mejia surrendered to authorities at the Wake County Detention Center on Monday. She was released on an unsecured bond of $ 2,500.

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