Former New York Cop Sentenced for Inflating Auto Claim

August 1, 2014

A retired Buffalo, New York, police officer will avoid jail but must pay back $6,400 after inflating a car insurance claim.

U.S. Attorney William Hochul says 49-year-old Johnnie Fritz was sentenced Wednesday to 10 months in home confinement for his conviction on a charge of mail fraud.

Authorities say that in 2009, Fritz helped a co-conspirator collect a bigger insurance payout by inflating the value of a stolen Cadillac and that he also made three other unrelated false auto insurance claims.

Fritz also is accused of abusing his position as a police officer by opening a Department of Motor Vehicles account that gave him free access to DMV databases.

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  • August 1, 2014 at 3:34 pm
    Agent2 says:
    seems kinda lenient for the crimes commitied, no? I guess hes a cop so it's ok.
  • August 1, 2014 at 1:39 pm
    tom says:
    One of New Yorks finest huh? Such a pity for a little greed!
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