The Protective Group, a Long Island Private Investigator Provider, Discusses the Consequences of Filing False or Fraudulent Insurance Claims

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Following an article by the Observer-Reporter about a Pennsylvania man facing auto insurance fraud charges, the Protective Group issues a statement discussing the implications of filing false or fraudulent insurance claims.

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The Protective Group, a leading security company on Long Island, responds to a September 30th article published by the Observer-Reporter titled “Local businessman charged with filing false claim.”

According to the article, a Rices Landing, PA resident was recently charged with “two counts of filing a false, fraudulent or incomplete insurance claim, theft by deception and forgery.” A criminal complaint, which was filed with Glenn Bates, a Greene County Magisterial District Judge, stated that the man “wrecked his 1966 Cobra kit car in late 2008 and filed claims with both State Farm Insurance and American National Property and Casualty Company for the accident.”

Initially, the man received a vehicle damage estimate from Wade’s Body and Frame Shop of approximately $13,000. The article quotes one of the man’s personal assistants, who noted that he “complained to her about the estimate because he felt the car was certainly worth more than that” and “disagreed with the low estimate and directed her to pull an old estimate from his files from Volker’s Auto Body.” According to the article, “she allegedly saw the estimate and noticed that it has been whited out and new information for the Cobra was on it.”

That article also states, a special insurance investigator for State Farm Insurance “reported that the company paid a $35,379.40 claim to Alan based on what he said was Volker’s estimate, when the actual estimate from Wade’s was $14,240.”

“The punishment for auto insurance fraud depends on the location and severity of the crime,” says John Monderine, CEO of the Protective Group, a leading event security company. “Insurance companies are very vigilant when it comes to finding cases of fraud. They may call on an insurance investigator or a private investigator if they believe someone is trying to commit fraud.”

The Protective Group is an elite full service private security firm with specializations in special event security, corporate security, private investigators, insurance investigators and surveillance. Its top-notch professional security guards have over 150 years of combined law enforcement service and its security personnel are physically fit, professional, athletic, and completely dedicated to ensuring events proceeds without a hitch. From charity runs and fashion shows, to fundraisers and art shows, the Protective Group instills confidence and assures safety at an exclusive event or place of business.


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