Wanda Nichols Covington, 36, and her brother, Thomas Nichols, Jr., 32, share a tighter bond than most brothers and sisters — the bond of felony charges. The two were recently arrested for trying to commit auto insurance fraud, according to North Carolina’s Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin.

According to an arrest warrant, Covington is accused of filing false paperwork in May 2009 with Progressive Insurance Company. In her report, she claimed that her 2007 Hyundai Sonata had been stolen from her home. Progressive promptly paid her more than $11,000 for the loss.

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