A Shallotte Police officer and his girlfriend have been arrested on insurance fraud charges.
Shallotte Police Detective Sgt. Eric King, 35, and his girlfriend Leah Rasa Cunningham, 41, both of 1450 Grace Road, Southport, were arrested following a multi-agency insurance fraud investigation.
They were each charged with one count each of insurance fraud and obtaining property by false pretences, according to N.C. Department of Insurance officials.
Shallotte Police Chief Rodney Gause said King was on paid administrative leave from the department.