NC Body Shop Owner Charged With Using Used Parts, Billing for New

April 2, 2024

A North Carolina body shop owner has been charged with fraud in connection with the use of used auto parts, instead of new parts that the insurer had paid for.

The state Insurance Commissioner’s office said in a bulletin that Christopher Mark Rogers, 51, of Dallas, North Carolina, had failed to use new parts in repairs. National General Insurance Co. had paid him for new parts in May of 2023, the office said.

Rogers is the owner of CRM Collision, in Mooresville, which has been in business for 20 years, the Iredell Free Press reported.

The alleged fraud would be considered a felony, NCDOI noted. The office did not explain how the practice was discovered.