April 24, 2014: 36 year old Shahidah Kendall is now facing Criminal Conspiracy, Insurance Fraud, Theft by Unlawful Taking, and False Reports charges
Detectives from the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office Insurance Fraud Unit began to investigate Shahidah Kendall after receiving a referral from the Philadelphia Police Major Crimes Auto Squad. An officer from the Major Crimes Auto Squad was notified by the owner of Clearfield Recycling that an Infiniti stripped of its VIN number had been dropped off at the facility on February 14, 2014. When police checked the status of the vehicle three days later, it registered as having been reported stolen.
After receiving the referral from Major Crimes, IFU detectives retrieved the Philadelphia Police Department Vehicle Theft Report which listed that a 2005 Infiniti had been reported stolen from 2312 S. 8th Street in Philadelphia on February 15, 2014. The report was made by the owner of the vehicle, Shahidah Kendall. Detectives interviewed the owner of Clearfield Recycling who stated that the Infiniti was a shell when it was dropped off at the facility and he notified the police when he noticed that there was a VIN listed on the tow slip that he had not previously checked. Detectives then obtained Kendall’s State Farm claim file which indicated that she had reported the 2005 Infiniti stolen on February 17, 2014. Kendall was arrested for Criminal Conspiracy, Insurance Fraud, Theft by Unlawful Taking and False Reports on April 24, 2014. She is next scheduled for a status listing on June 16, 2014.