Greensboro man accused of disability insurance fraud

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RALEIGH, N.C. — State officials say a Greensboro man has been accused of disability insurance fraud.

According to N.C. Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin, 28-year-old Steven Antwan Poole turned himself in at the Guilford County Magistrate’s Office on Thursday.

Investigators allege Poole altered dates, forged doctors’ signatures and submitted fraudulent disability claim documents to Cuna Mutual Insurance Company for an injury he sustained at work on May 7, 2010.

Goodwin says Poole’s injury was supported by physicians’ documentation from May 7, 2010, to Sept. 30, 2010, but he allegedly fabricated documentation to support disability claims payments until Jan. 20, 2013.

Poole allegedly received $11,200 in overpayment.

The suspect is charged with one count each of insurance fraud and of obtaining property by false pretense.

He was released on a written promise to appear in court with a hearing date set for Aug. 1.