15 Arrested for WTC Related Frauds

June 21, 2002

The New York State Insurance Department announced that 15 people have been arrested in a crackdown on a series of fraudulent claims relating to the attacks on the World Trade center.

Those charged have received a total of $52,000 by filing false claims for health and related benefits to which they weren’t entitled.

Peter McNally, a Staten Island man, “reported that he lost his job at HIP Health Plan of New York because of the attacks on the World Trade Center,” said the announcement. He was in fact officially terminated from HIP in April when he failed to show up at his job.

He faces a possible sentence of up to four years in prison for filing false instruments.

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