June 26, 2014: The Philadelphia District Attorneys Insurance Fraud Unit (IFU) has charged 26 year old Chanel Walker with Insurance Fraud, Criminal Conspiracy, Forgery, Tampering with Records, Securing Execution of Documents by Deception, and Unsworn Falsification.
IFU detectives began to investigate Chanel Walker during the course of an ongoing investigation. Detectives learned that Chanel Walker had registered both a 2006 Pontiac Grand Am and a 2008 Chevrolet Impala with two different fraudulent Sentinel Insurance Company financial responsibility identification cards. Detectives contacted a representative from The Hartford Insurance Company, of whom Sentinel Insurance is a subsidiary, and learned that both policies used to register the vehicles were fraudulent. Walker was arrested for Insurance Fraud, Criminal Conspiracy, Forgery, Tampering with Records, Securing Execution of Documents by Deception and Unsworn Falsification on June 26, 2014. Walker waived her preliminary hearing and is next scheduled for formal arraignment in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas on July 28, 2014.
Detective Patrick Gleason and ADA Dawn Farrell of IFU are specially assigned to this case.