July 9, 2014: 34 year old Lashawn Graves has been charged with Insurance Fraud, Criminal Conspiracy, Forgery, Tampering with Records, Securing Execution of Documents by Deception, and Unsworn Falsification.
Philadelphia Insurance Fraud Unit (IFU) detectives began to investigate Lashawn Graves during the course of an ongoing investigation. Detectives learned that Graves had registered a 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix with a fraudulent Sentinel Insurance Company financial responsibility identification card. Detectives contacted a representative from The Hartford Insurance Company, of whom Sentinel Insurance is a subsidiary, and learned that the policy used to register the vehicle was fraudulent. Graves was arrested for Insurance Fraud, Criminal Conspiracy and Forgery, Tampering with Records, Securing Execution of Documents by Deception and Unsworn Falsification on July 9, 2014. Graves is next scheduled for a status listing in Philadelphia Municipal Court on July 15, 2014.
Detective Patrick Gleason and ADA Dawn Farrell of IFU are specially assigned to this case.