June 12, 2014: 47 year old Bardell Wanley is now facing Theft by Deception and Insurance Fraud charges. The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office Insurance Fraud Unit detectives began to investigate Bardell Wanley after receiving a citizen referral from a complainant who had purchased a Samsung Galaxy and an iPhone5 from Wanley for a sum of one hundred and thirty dollars. Detectives retrieved Wanley’s cell phone records which revealed that Wanley had reported these phones stolen to Assurant Insurance Company on December 30, 2013. The investigation revealed that Wanley had to pay a one hundred and seventy dollar deductible which he later attempted to extort from the complainant who also eventually lost use of the phones because they had been reported stolen. Wanley was arrested for Insurance Fraud and Theft by Deception on June 12, 2014. He is next scheduled for a status listing in Philadelphia Municipal Court on June 17, 2014.
ADA Dawn Farrell and Detective Andrew Snyder of the DA’s Insurance Fraud Unit are specially assigned to this case.