Ohio Lieutenant Governor and Department of Insurance Director Mary Taylor announced that a department insurance fraud investigation involving a $2,400 claim has led to the sentencing of husband and wife, Tony and Patricia Pelfrey, of Cable, Ohio.
Tony Pelfrey received a 12-month jail sentence suspended while Patricia Pelfrey received 10 months of suspended jail time. They both also received three years of community control and were ordered to complete 75 hours of community service. In May of 2013, Tony Pelfrey pled guilty to felony insurance fraud while Patricia Pelfrey pled guilty to a felony charge of telecommunications fraud. Both of the Pelfreys also pled guilty to misdemeanor attempted theft charges.
After an investigation completed by the Department and the Champaign County Prosecutor’s Office, it was determined the Pelfreys submitted false information to support a loss they claimed was more than $2,400 involving their air conditioning system.
Source: Ohio Department of Insurance
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