Hampstead man accused of fraud

PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A Pender County man is accused of insurance fraud.

In a news release, officials said James Quinn, 52, of 85 Golfers Drive, Hampstead; is charged with one count of obtaining property by false pretense.

Department of Insurance criminal investigators allege that Quinn manufactured fraudulent certificates of workers’ compensation and liability insurance for his business, Quinn’s Equipment Company, in order to obtain work as a contractor for hog farm operations.

Investigators accuse Quinn of using the fraudulent insurance certificates from at least 2007 to 2014 and earning more than $820,000 for work for which he would not have been hired had the employer known he did not have valid insurance coverage.

Quinn was arrested Wednesday and being held under a $3,500 bond.

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