MAN FILES FRAUDULENT INJURY CLAIM AGAINST BOTH PROGRESSIVE AND NATIONWIDE INSURANCE COMPANIES

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Philadelphia – Detectives from the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office Insurance Fraud Unit investigated Tyree Edmonds after receiving a referral from Progressive Insurance Company. Edmonds hired an attorney to represent him in a personal injury claim after his 2010 Chrysler was struck by a 2002 Saturn at the intersection of Chatham and Clearfield Streets in Philadelphia. During the course of the investigation, detectives reviewed statements given by the occupants of the Nationwide insured 2002 Saturn who stated that the 2010 Chrysler was being operated by a female at the time of the accident. Despite the facts that Edmonds retained counsel to file personal injury claims against Nationwide and Progressive Insurance Companies, and sought medical treatment at the Philadelphia Chiropractic and Sport Medicine Center, detectives learned that Edmonds had not been driving the Chrysler at the time of the accident nor was he even present in the vehicle. Edmonds was arrested on May 5, 2015 for two counts of Insurance Fraud, two counts of Theft by Deception and False Reports. He is next scheduled to appear in Philadelphia Municipal Court for a status listing on May 11, 2015.


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