Insurance company investigation leads to bad checks charges December 12, 2008Posted by jefhenningeresq in News.
This case is a good example of how insurance companies uncover a lot of crime. They work up the case and then hand it over to the State. I would guess that the insurance company tried to reach out to her to work this out as they really just want to get the money back. I’ve had these clients and we just worked it out and my clients never got charged.
Stacy Perkins, 43, is named in a 12-count Gloucester County grand jury indictment that charges her with insurance fraud, attempted theft by deception, two counts of theft by deception and eight counts of passing bad checks.
The indictment charges that between Jan. 9 and Aug. 10, 2004, Perkins either issued or electronically authorized a series of checks to the Allstate Insurance Co., drawn on several different banks, knowing the accounts at the banks were closed.
Perkins was allegedly attempting to purchase automobile insurance valued at approximately $4,500. It is further charged that Perkins obtained $14,668 in services from PSE&G, more than $1,200 in services from Comcastand $950 in services from Wells Fargo by issuing checks that she knew would not be honored.
The case was referred to the state Insurance Fraud Prosecutor by the Special Investigative Unit of the Allstate Insurance Company, which initially uncovered the fraud and assisted in the investigation.