Guilty Plea in Insurance Fraud Case

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Philadelphia, February 7, 2012:  Former Philadelphia Police Officer Dwayne Darby pleaded guilty to Theft, Perjury and Criminal Conspiracy charges in court today and was immediately sentenced to 3 years probation and 5,000 dollars in a civil penalty. Darby was a police Sergeant for 15 years in the 22nd police district before his dismissal in 2010.

Darby’s arrest came after a seven-month Grand Jury investigation where it was found that Darby, Karriem Mangum and Police Officer Kristopher Epes were involved in filing a false insurance claim.  Officer Epes died in 2010, and Karriem Mangum pleaded guilty to all charges on October 14, 2011 and received a period of probation. 

Darby today admitted to being involved in a false insurance claim that was submitted for a 2006 Volvo registered to his boyfriend Karriem Mangum.  Mangum falsely reported the car stolen in order to collect money from Nationwide Insurance Company.  Darby helped Mangum by stating that the car was parked on Robbins Avenue before the two traveled to New York for a long weekend with friends.  He also admitted to lying to the Grand Jury.  ADA Linda Montag successfully prosecuted this case.


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