Johnston County Man Linked To Kansas Crash, Charged With Insurance Fraud

SELMA – A 37 year-old Selma man has been arrested on numerous charges including insurance fraud. On May 13, 2021, authorities said Christopher Alan Eissens of Buffalo Creek Drive reported to the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office his 2013 Ford F-150 pickup had been stolen.

Eissens allegedly told deputies he went to a bar in Raleigh and met a woman who returned home with him. The following morning his truck was missing from his driveway. He filed a theft report and later an insurance claim, and was paid for the truck.

Recently, a body shop in Kansas applied for the title for a wrecked pickup that had been at their lot since 2021. The Kansas Highway Patrol was notified of the title application because the truck had been reported stolen in May 2021 in North Carolina. Kansas troopers then contacted the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office.

Investigators allege Eissens was involved in a traffic accident in Kansas and his truck was towed from the wreck scene. He returned to Selma, NC a short time later and reported the F-150 as stolen, never mentioning the accident.

On January 27, 2023, Eissens was charged with insurance fraud, obtaining property by false pretense, felony conspiracy, and filing a false police report. He was held under a $70,000 bond at the Johnston County Jail.