4Jennifer Ellen Hall, handwritten statement to J. D. Church, 11-10-95 (PDF, pages 28-30) [Detective Church's typed copy of this statement, not included in the NCDI Investigation file]
North Carolina Department of Insurance
Insurance Policy Information
Theodore Mead Kimble
Insured: Patricia Kimble Theodore M. Kimble
Insurer: The Maryland Group
Policy # TH 45004579
Homeowners policy. A claim was filed on 4/5/93 as a result of theft from a residential breaking and entering. The claim was settled for $ 6,340.00.
Another claim was filed on 2/7/95 as the result of theft from another residential breaking and entering. The claim was settled for $4,454.64. An Olympus camera was reported as stolen. An Olympus camera was recovered from the residence of Theodore and Patricia Kimble during the course of the homicide and arson investigation.
Claim # 214F507840 was filed by Ted Kimble for the 10/9/95 fire loss. The claim amounted to $ 247,842,28. Review of supporting documentation furnished to the insurer in support of the claim appear to be inflated. For example, the personal property inventory presented by Ted Kimble claimed replacement costs of an unscheduled personal property inventory totaling $ 191,215.00, including clothing valued at $ 86,770.70. Of that amount $62,679.70 was allegedly purchased within the past two years. Ted Kimble's claim included linen, sheets, and bath accessories purchased in a single day in the amount of $ 4,787.52.
Claims payments to date
Total $ 139,763.24
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Insurer: The Maryland Group
Insured: Patricia Kimble, Ted Kimble
Information: Homeowners coverage-See below
A claim was filed for a 4/5/93 date of loss due to a residential breaking, entering and theft. Claim was settled for $6340.00.
A claim was filed for a 2/7/95 date of loss due to a residential breaking, entering and theft. Claim was settled for $4454.64.
Each of these "B & E's" has been investigated by Det. Church of the Guilford Sheriff Department, who has advised he has recovered an Olympus camera (and has same in the evidence room) from the Kimble residence which was reportedly taken during a theft and which was listed on 2/7/95 claim submitted to the insurance company.
A claim was filed by Ted Kimble for a 10/9/95 date of loss due to theft and fire in the amount of $247,842.28. Kimble's wife Patricia was found in the home after the fire and it was determined she had been shot prior to the fire.
Review of supporting documents furnished to the insurer in support of this claim appear to be inflated, i.e. personal property inventory presented by Kimble indicated a total replacement cost of approximately $191,215.00. Of particular interest were Clothing items; for example, Kimble listed his wardrobe at a replacement cost of $17,822.70, all of which was purchased within the last 2 years, and his wife's wardrobe at a replacement cost of $68,948.04, with $44,857.00 of her clothing having been purchased within the last 2 years. On the total inventory, there is in excess of approximately $120,000.00 of personal property listed as having been purchased within the last 2 years (see attached partial listing of inventory).
Additionally, Kimble submitted a claim for linen, sheets, bath accessories, etc. in the amount of $4787.52...a one-day purchase(?26 bath towels, 26 wash cloths).
This claim was paid as follows: (see attached check copies)
T. M. Mayfield & Company
Adjusters of Losses for Insurance Companies
P. O. Box 41114
Raleigh, NC 27629
January 15, 1996
Mr. Bruce Berger, Attorney at Law
Re: Maryland Insured: Patricia & Ted Kimble
Dwelling: Reference is made to our previous report. As a matter of interest, Gerry Havlena, the general contractor who performed the tear out, now advises that he has done nothing further on repairs due to Mr. Kimble's lack of commitment to have him perform the repairs per our estimate. Mr. Havlena's impression was that Mr. Kimble wanted to "cherry pick" the estimate, i.e. to perform certain tasks himself and to provide through his resources the carpet, doors, etc.
Mr. Bruce Berger
Insured: Patricia & Ted Kimble
On the total inventory, there is in excess of approximately $120,000.00 of personal property listed as having been purchased within the last 2 years. For further details, see the attached inventory.
Very truly yours,
Garry M. Britt
cc: Marie Bartello, The Maryland Insurance Group
January 19, 1996
P. 0. Box
Dear Ms. Bartello:
enclosed the sworn statement in Proof of Loss. I have previously
forwarded to you numerous forms designated as Insured's Statement of
Claim. Also you are aware of an estimate by First Restoration
Services for repairs to the house.
As to the
Insured's Statement of Claims forms, I did the best I could in
estimating dates of purchase of various items, but I was not able to
be exact in many instances. I did the best I could at estimating the
replacement cost of those items. The only way I knew to do this was
to try to compare what those particular items were selling for in
Greensboro in the last three months. I realize many of the items
have lost value over the years, but I attempted to list what it
would cost to replace these items today. I did not attempt to list
what was actually paid for these items. (Some of
In calculating the total insurance for paragraph 5, I added the coverages on the building, personal property and loss of use.
Handwritten notes are included
RONNIE L. KIMBLE
6318 LIBERTY RD.
JULIAN N.C. 27283
S.S. # [blacked out]
R. L. Kimble
Miss Linda LaFontaine
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