W-S couple arrested for embezzlement in Wake County

Christopher Ingalls, 39, and Samantha Ingalls, 34

Christopher Ingalls, 39, and Samantha Ingalls, 34

WAKE COUNTY, N.C. — A Winston-Salem couple was arrested Monday for embezzlement and workers’ compensation fraud charges.

Christopher Ingalls, 39, and Samantha Ingalls, 34, were both charged with two counts of embezzlement and one count each of insurance fraud, obtaining property by false pretense and conspiracy to obtain property by false pretense.

WTVD reported  that the couple, while working for the same company in Wake County, conspired to defraud The Hartford Insurance Company of more than $14,000 worth of workers’ compensation benefits.

N.C. Department of Insurance investigators allege that between March 10 and August 10 of 2012, the couple submitted inflated salary reports for Christopher Ingalls and collected workers’ compensation benefits for him while he continued drawing a regular salary.

The Ingalls have also been accused by investigators of embezzling nearly $33,000 from their place of employment by falsifying billable hour reports, making personal purchases on company credit cards, and writing themselves fraudulent reimbursement checks.

Source: WTVD

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