Monday, March 7, 2016

Asheville man due in court on dozens of insurance fraud charges

ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- An Asheville man accused of intentionally causing multiple accidents across Western North Carolina, is due in court Monday.

Police say Byron "Ben" Fulghum was involved in more than a dozen accidents in Buncombe County alone, all within the span of about two and a half years.

Asheville Police found dashcam video taken by Fulghum, of accidents that he had posted to his YouTube page.

Detectives then looked into his driving record and found he had been involved in 20 accidents across the state since 2012.

Some of them in the same general locations, and it appeared he did not try to avoid the crash.
After further investigation, he was charged with six counts of felony insurance fraud.
He is also charged with assault with a deadly weapon, injury to personal property and reckless driving.

Fortunately, no one was seriously injured in the wrecks.

Fulghum is due in superior court for his next appearance, Monday morning.

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