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Two New Jersey Men Charged with Insurance Fraud March 25, 2010

Posted by jefhenninger in News.

Shannon Daney, 34, of Pine Hill, and Nicola (aka Nick) Bellapingna, 34, of Deptford, were charged this week with conspiracy to commit insurance fraud, insurance fraud, and attempted theft by deception, all in the third degree.

The Gloucester County grand jury indictment alleges that between Nov. 2, 2006 and Feb. 26, 2007, Daney and Bellapingna conspired to falsely report to the Glassboro and Washington Township Police Departments that Daney’s 2006 Honda Civic had been stolen. The indictment further alleges that the defendants reported the purported theft to the Liberty Mutual Insurance Company and attempted to obtain approximately $13,000 from Liberty Mutual by creating the false impression that the Honda had been stolen.

The investigation by the Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor revealed that earlier in the evening on Nov. 2, 2006, the Honda had been involved in an automobile accident in Washington Township and could not have been stolen from a parking lot in Glassboro later that evening.


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