LINCOLN COUNTY, NC (WBTV)- A motorcycle and trailer found hidden in a storage unit in Shelby have led to charges against a man in Vale, North Carolina, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office.
William Minford Chatham, III, 38, was arrested Monday on two charges of felony insurance fraud. He was released on a $5,000 unsecured bond.
Chatham reported on October 13, that someone stole an enclosed trailer, worth $2,748, and a Harley Davidson FLHX Street Glide motorcycle, valued at $25,000, which was in the trailer.
At the time he told deputies that he kept the trailer parked beside the driveway at his home and it was there around 11:30 p.m. on October 12, when he went out to walk his dog, but was gone when he got up around 6:15 a.m. on October 13, the report states.
Deputies said he then submitted a claim for payment to State Farm Insurance for the missing property knowing the claim contained false information.