A Peabody, Mass., business owner who was indicted for allegedly collecting tens of thousands of dollars in fraudulent claims will be at a criminal case court hearing this Friday.
Robert Giller, age 52, was indicted in connection with collecting over $28,000 in fraudulent insurance claims for work allegedly performed at his automotive and glass companies, according to Attorney General Martha Coakley.
He was charged with insurance fraud (20 counts), larceny over $250 by false pretence (18 counts), and attempted larceny (2 counts). The attorney general’s office began an investigation after Giller’s alleged activities were initially investigated and referred by the insurance fraud bureau of Massachusetts.
According to authorities, Giller is the owner of Advanced Automotive Concepts in Peabody. The company performs work on motor vehicles, which includes glass repairs and replacement, sunroof repairs, the installation of sunroofs, and other automotive repairs and installations.
Authorities allege that from January 2006 through December 2009, Giller perpetrated a scheme in which he made false statements on invoices and other records that he submitted to insurers to collect payments for work that was not performed on motor vehicles. The insurers then reimbursed Giller’s businesses for the work as allegedly reported by Giller.
“We allege that he repeatedly committed insurance fraud by falsely reporting work done to vehicles and collecting money paid on the claims,” said Attorney General Coakley. “The prosecution of insurance fraud is important as such crimes can lead to higher premiums for consumers.”
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