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Former Shallotte cop pleads guilty to insurance fraud

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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- A former Shallotte Police detective has pleaded guilty to insurance fraud. The crime will keep him from working in law enforcement in the state for at least two years.

Today Eric Proctor King admitted to one count of making false statements on an application for insurance during on January 27, 2011. A judge sentenced King to a 45-day suspended sentence and 18 months unsupervised probation. King must pay a court cost and a $500 fine. As a condition of probation, the court ordered King report his conviction to the North Carolina Training and Standards Commission within 30 days. As an additional special condition of probation King was ordered not to be employed as a law enforcement officer, nor seek employment as a law enforcement officer in North Carolina for two years. King was also ordered to refrain from attempting to reinstate or renew his law enforcement certification during his term of probation.

King then to execute a release of all potential claims against the Town of Shallotte arising out of this incident and his subsequent termination by the Town. King also agreed to sign mutual releases against GMAC Personal Lines Insurance Group, Integon National Insurance Company, Leah and Associates Insurance Agency, and the NC Department of Insurance.

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Caption of the article is incorrect

Please be advised that Mr. King entered a plea of guilty to False Statement on Application for Insurance, a Class 1 misdemeanor, pursuant to NCGS 58-33-105. He did not plead guilty to Insurance Fraud, as the caption incorrectly states. That offense was dismissed by the State, primarily because the insurance company was not willing to state that it was due any restitution from Mr. King. Again, the caption of the article, and the first sentence of the article are both factually incorrect. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

His probation should be longer

Should have made it longer where his certification would expire and he would have to take the complete BLET class again. With only two years, he can take the refresher, state exam and be ready to work again. Hopefully any department will do a complete background check and not hire him.

Pathetic

Why even waste time going to court if that's all he's going to get. Can't file for a law enforcement job for two years!?!?! WOW!!

Training and Standards

The court ordered the two years. NC Training and standards usually suspends/ revokes a law enforcement certification for 5 years at a minimum. You can look up the reports of officers that have committed criminal acts on their web site and read the results. Some officers were found NOT GUILTY and they still revoked the certification.

Is this a great country or

Is this a great country or what? 2 years from now we can put him in an unmarked police car, plain cloths, and turn him loose on the public again.