Former Pennsylvania Theater Owner Gets Prison for Insurance Fraud

January 13, 2016

A former Pennsylvania theater owner convicted of falsifying insurance claims involving a flood at one playhouse and a fire at another has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison.

Federal investigators say New Hope, Pennsylvania, resident Ralph Miller also must pay nearly $240,000 in restitution for claiming losses including a previously sold Harley-Davidson motorcycle and a grand piano found safe at his home. The insurance claims involve the 2006 flooding at the Bucks County Playhouse and a 2009 fire at the Poconos Playhouse.

Officials say the 69-year-old Miller has been ordered to spend a year on home confinement when he leaves prison.

A jury convicted Miller of fraud and money laundering last year. He was sentenced Monday.

Miller had said he hired adjusters to do the work and did nothing wrong.

Topics Fraud Pennsylvania

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