Former Shallotte cop pleads guilty to insurance fraud


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.

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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.