Woman faces charges of embezzlement from insurance office

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 1, 2009

By Shavonne Potts
A Salisbury woman must surrender her insurance license and faces charges of embezzlement from a Rockwell insurance company.
Pam Stoner Bollinger, 44, 1315 King Road, was charged March 5 with two counts of embezzlement.
Investigators with the N.C. Department of Insurance allege that from January 2007 until Sept. 26, 2008, Bollinger stole $11,582 from Miller-Poole Insurance Agency, where she worked for 10 years.
Insurance Department spokeswoman Kristin Milam said Wednesday, Bollinger no longer works at the Rockwell agency.
Bollinger handled auto and homeowner insurance. Milam said the woman used the money for personal use. It does not appear she made large purchases.
Bollinger turned herself in at the Rockwell Police Department.
Miller-Poole Insurance owner Vickie Miller said none of the company’s “insurers were affected in any way.”
Miller declined further comment.
The Department of Insurance employs 20 law enforcement officers who investigate claims of insurance fraud.
In 2008, these investigators saw more than 453 cases successfully closed with more than $5.8 million in restitution and recoveries, 60 criminal convictions and 130 arrests.