Wilson man & woman charged in insurance fraud scheme

WILSON, N.C. (WITN) – A Wilson man and woman are facing multiple charges in an insurance fraud scheme.

Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey says 50-year-old Julius Kelley was charged with four counts of identity theft, two counts of insurance fraud, two counts of obtaining property by false pretenses, two counts of title application fraud, attempting to obtain property by false pretenses, and forgery.

Virginia Maddox, 57, was arrested on three counts of felony notary fraud.

Agents say that Kelly used someone else’s identity to title the vehicle and then insure it. The man then filed insurance claims on it after the vehicle was involved in a wreck, according to a news release.

Investigators say Kelley also used the identity of two others in submitting a claim, along with fake medical invoices, totaling more than $15,000.

They say Maddox notarized the fake documents that Kelly had given her.

Kelly was jailed on a $60,000 secured bond, while Maddox was released after putting up a $5,000 secured bond.