New Jersey Man Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison for Insurance Fraud

October 19, 2016

New Jersey Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and the Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor announced that a Woodbridge, N.J., man was sentenced to three years in prison for reporting that his motorcycle had been stripped of its parts by thieves on two occasions. In reality, he directed a repair shop to remove the parts so that he could make claims with his insurers.

In pleading guilty, Lew Alicock stated that in May 2013, he filed a fraudulent claim with Pacific Specialty Insurance Company that parts of his Yamaha motorcycle had been stolen while parked outside his mother’s house in Irvington. Alicock had actually paid a repair shop mechanic to remove the parts, including fairings and the slip over the exhaust. Alicock took the parts with him. Four days after filing his claim, he returned to the shop and had the mechanic put the parts back on the motorcycle, Alicock admitted. Pacific issued Alicock a $5,512.96 check for the claim, which he cashed.

Alicock must pay the $5,512.96 back to Pacific Specialty Insurance Company under the sentence handed down by the Superior Court Judge Michael Toto in Middlesex County, N.J.

Alicock also admitted he tried the scam again in November 2013, this time attempting to defraud Rider Insurance Company. Alicock said he filed a claim that his motorcycle had been stripped of several parts totaling more than $1,000 while being housed in Newark. In reality, Alicock had again paid to have the parts removed from his motorcycle, he admitted. Rider Insurance did not approve that claim.

Deputy Attorney General Colin Keiffer represented the state sentencing. Randy Davenport, Esq. of the Law Office of Randy P. Davenport, Esq, represented Alicock at sentencing.

Source: The New Jersey Office of the Attorney General

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