Philadelphia – Detectives from the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office Insurance Fraud Unit investigated Robert Renzi after receiving a referral from Progressive Insurance Company. On February 21, 2015, Renzi purchased a policy from Progressive to insure his 2009 Kia Optima. In the afternoon of February 22, 2015, Renzi reported that he had been in an accident earlier that morning. Progressive investigators noted in the claim file that photographs of the damaged Optima show the vehicle covered in snow. Weather reports indicated that Philadelphia only received snowfall on February 21, 2015. Therefore, if Renzi had been in an accident on February 22, 2015, his car would most likely not have been still covered in and surrounded by undisturbed snow. The investigation revealed that Renzi purchased his policy with Progressive after his Kia Optima was already damaged in an accident. Renzi was arrested for Attempted Theft by Deception and Insurance Fraud on June 2, 2015. He is next listed for a status listing on June 30, 2015 in Philadelphia Municipal Court.
MAN FILES CLAIM WHICH OCCURRED PRIOR TO PROGRESSIVE POLICY INCEPTION