She Was Hired To Do Cleanup After Hurricane Florence. Then She Walked Away With More Than $200,000, Police Say.
A North Carolina woman who police say swindled people out of money during the cleanup of Hurricane Florence was arrested.
According to police, Laura Louise Gray, 54, of Jacksonville, North Carolina, has been charged with obtaining property by false pretense, insurance fraud and exploiting/disabling elder trust.
Police say Gray was hired by resident to make repairs on a home after Hurricane Florence damaged it. Gray allegedly filed claims with State Farm Insurance and Pilot Catastrophe Services while claiming to be the victim's daughter.
According to police, an investigation determined that Gray exploited the victim and fraudulently received $211,578 in insurance payouts.
Gray was not granted bond but was released with a written promise that she would show up for court, according to ABC 12.
Police aks anyone else who may have been a victim of Gray's to contact them at 910-455-3113 or 910-938-3273.
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