DENVER -- A Lincoln county dentist has been charged with insurance fraud, authorities say.
Daniel Owen Carson, 54, of Denver, has been charged by the N.C. Department of Insurance with one count each of obtaining property by false pretense and failure to pay group insurance premiums. He was arrested Monday in Lincoln County, according to state officials.
Investigators allege that from June to September in 2011, Carson did not pay group insurance premiums, causing employees at Lake Norman Dental Center in Denver to lose their group health insurance coverage without warning. In addition, investigators say, Carson continued deducting health care premiums from employees’ paychecks during that time.