10 Greenville, Winterville residents accused of staging accidents in Pitt Co.

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Ten residents of Pit County are accused of being part of a staged auto accident ring.

That’s the word from the N.C. Department of Insurance which said the group staged seven different vehicle crashes between April and August of last year so they could collect about $25,000 from just seven insurance companies, identified as Farmers, Nationwide, GEICO, Allstate, National General, State Farm and MetLife.

Jacinda Best
Jacinda Best

Jacinda Gethers Best, 42, of Greenville, was charged with seven counts each of insurance fraud and conspiracy to obtain property by false pretense, four counts of obtaining property by false pretense and three counts of attempting to obtain property by false pretense and of misdemeanor child abuse. Best is charged with misdemeanor child abuse for taking her daughter, a minor, to the hospital for medical care and testing when she had no need for medical treatment. Best was arrested on July 27 in Pitt County and placed under a $20,000 bond.

Jaquanda Bradley, 19, of Greenville, was charged with two counts each of insurance fraud and conspiracy to obtain property by false pretense and one count each of attempting to obtain property by false pretense and obtaining property by false pretense. Bradley was arrested on July 26 in Pitt County and placed under a $10,000 bond.

Tonya Bradley, 43, of Greenville, was charged with one count each of insurance fraud, obtaining property by false pretense and conspiracy to obtain property by false pretense. Bradley was arrested on July 26 in Pitt County and placed under $5,000 bond.

Carniqua Paige, 23, of Winterville, was charged with one count each of insurance fraud, obtaining property by false pretense and conspiracy to obtain property by false pretense. Paige was arrested on July 26 in Pitt County and placed under a $5,000 bond.

Connie Carmon
Connie Carmon

Connie Carmon, 38, of Greenville, was charged with one count each of insurance fraud, obtaining property by false pretense and conspiracy to obtain property by false pretense. Carmon was arrested on July 27 in Pitt County and placed under a $2,500 bond.

Redmond Wilks
Redmond Wilks

Redmond Wilks, 39, of Greenville, was charged with one count each of insurance fraud, obtaining property by false pretense and conspiracy to obtain property by false pretense. Wilks was arrested on July 27 in Pitt County and placed under a $2,500 bond.

John Best
John Best

John Earl Best, 39, of Greenville, was charged with one count each of insurance fraud, obtaining property by false pretense and conspiracy to obtain property by false pretense. Best was arrested on July 27 in Pitt County and placed under a $2,500 bond.

Shalonda Foreman
Shalonda Foreman

Shalonda Foreman, 31, of Greenville, was charged with one count each of insurance fraud, obtaining property by false pretense and conspiracy to obtain property by false pretense. Foreman was arrested on July 27 in Pitt County and placed under a $2,500 bond.

 

Cursha Phillips
Cursha Phillips

Cursha Phillips, 22, of Greenville, was charged with two counts each of insurance fraud, attempting to obtain property by false pretense and conspiracy to obtain property by false pretense. Phillips was arrested on July 28 in Pitt County and placed under a $2,500 bond.

 

Investigators are looking an additional suspect in connection with the case. John Overton, 41, of Greenville, is wanted for two counts of insurance fraud and conspiracy to obtain property by false pretense and one count each of obtaining property by false pretense and attempting to obtain property by false pretense.

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