July 10, 2013: 29 year old Carl Johnson has been charged by the District Attorneys Insurance Fraud Unit with Forgery, Insurance Fraud, Tampering with Records, Securing Execution and Unsworn Falsifying.
During the course of an ongoing investigation, detectives from the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office Insurance Fraud Unit reviewed the Pennsylvania title history of a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. The Penndot records indicate that on September 28, 2012, Carl Johnson allegedly registered the Chevrolet using an Access General Insurance Company financial responsibility identification card.
Detectives contacted investigators from Access General who confirmed that the policy number listed on Johnson’s registration is not a valid policy number, and that neither Johnson nor the Chevrolet were ever insured by the company. Detectives then conferred with the notary at Omega Auto Sales in Philadelphia where Johnson registered the Chevrolet. The notary confirmed that Johnson allegedly provided the Access General insurance information and signed the registration documents. The paperwork was then submitted to Penndot.
This investigation revealed that Johnson registered the 2008 Chevrolet with Penndot using an allegedly fraudulent financial responsibility identification card. Based on this evidence, Johnson was arrested on July 10, 2013 for Insurance Fraud, Tampering with Public Records or Information, Forgery, Securing Execution and Unsworn Falsifying. Johnson is next listed for a preliminary hearing in Philadelphia Municipal Court on August 16, 2013. ADA Linda Montag and Detective Patrick Gleason are specially assigned to this case.