July 1, 2014: Philadelphia Insurance Fraud Unit (IFU) detectives began to investigate 32 year old Stefan Powell during the course of an ongoing investigation. Detectives learned that Powell had registered a 2003 Pontiac Montana 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 the policy used to register the vehicle was fraudulent. Powell was arrested for Insurance Fraud, Criminal Conspiracy, Forgery, Tampering with Records, Securing Execution of Documents by Deception and Unsworn Falsification on July 1, 2014. Powell is next scheduled for a status listing in Philadelphia Municipal Court on July 21, 2014.
ADA Dawn Farrell and Detective Patrick Gleason of IFU are specially assigned to this case.