State alleges he lied about vehicle theft, filed false report
A Waxhaw man faces charges today of insurance fraud, after lying about a stolen car last year. Union County sheriff’s deputies arrested Derrick Dwayne Hood April 20, charging him with insurance fraud and obtaining property by false pretenses.
According to information from the North Carolina Department of Insurance, Hood allegedly reported his vehicle stolen in June 2010, filing a report both with the sheriff’s office and the insurance company. As a result, Farm Bureau paid a total of $9,185 to Hood and bank who held the lien on the vehicle. After receiving a tip, criminal investigators from the Department of Insurance started looking into the claim. Working with the sheriff’s office and the North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles, investigators found enough evidence to move forward with an accusation that Hood faked the theft in order to get the check.
After his arrest April 20, Hood was released on a written promise to appear in court.