RALEIGH (AP) Authorities in North Carolina have accused a woman of filing nearly 300 insurance claims for cancer even though she didn’t have the disease.
The North Carolina Department of Insurance said in a statement April 24 that 60-year-old Susan Leigh Huebotter is charged with insurance fraud and obtaining property by false pretenses over $100,000.
The statement says Huebotter presented 287 cancer and hospitalization policy claims that were fraudulent. According to the arrest warrants, Huebotter made the claims between 2009 and 2017 without being diagnosed, treated or undergoing surgery for cancer.
Warrants say the false claims totaled $231,306.
Huebotter was arrested March 22 in North Carolina’s Lenoir County and jailed on a $250,000 secured bond.
Online records didn’t indicate whether she has an attorney.