SEVENTY LIMOUSINE drivers and cabbies have been charged with insurance fraud in the North Carolina city of Charlotte after they all claimed to be living at the same residential address.
North Carolina insurance commissioner Mike Causey said the hire and reward drivers had falsely listed an address in Union County to qualify for cheap vehicle insurance.
Mr Causey said:
The drivers all listed the same house to avoid paying higher auto issuance premiums in Mecklenburg County, which surrounds North Carolina’s largest city. The drivers were each charged with rate evasion.
Law enforcement officers investigating the insurance fraud looked into Union County property records and found that the Waxhaw house address was a two-storey family house with a disconnected phone line.