Philadelphia – Detectives from the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office Insurance Fraud Unit investigated Anthony Daye and Rasheen Brown after receiving a referral from Sentry Insurance Company. On May 8, 2014, Rasheen Brown was leaving a Gary Barbera car dealership, insured by Sentry, when he had a slight accident with another customer. An Allstate insured woman was test driving a Chrysler Town and Country, which was owned by the dealership, when she reversed into Brown’s Dodge Charger. Brown and a female were occupying the Charger at the time of the collision; however, Sentry later received notice that Brown claimed that there were two male passengers present at the time of the collision. Detectives retrieved the Allstate claim file which included a recorded statement given by Brown in which he stated that he had two males with him in the car, one of whom was Anthony Daye. The file also contained a statement from Anthony Daye in which he also stated that he was present in the Dodge Charger when it was struck by the Town and Country.
Detectives interviewed the woman who was driving the Town and Country and she stated that she did slightly tap Brown’s Charger, but that he and a female were the only passengers present in the car at the time of the accident. The woman also stated that Brown appeared to be unscathed from the accident and denied that he ever lost consciousness as Brown reported to Allstate and Sentry insurance companies. Furthermore, employees of the Gary Barbera dealership also corroborated that Brown only had a woman accompanying him on the day of the accident.
During the course of this investigation, detectives learned that Brown also filed a second allegedly false personal injury claim with Farmers Insurance Company when his unoccupied Charger was lightly struck by another vehicle in October 2013. The driver of the striking vehicle stated that she did not know that her car was still in reverse when she hit the gas pedal, and so she consequently struck Brown’s Dodge Charger. Brown later filed a personal injury claim in which he stated that he and another passenger were injured as a result of this collision.
Based on witness testimony and insurance claim file documents, Rasheen Brown was arrested for two counts of Theft by Deception, two counts of Insurance Fraud, two counts of Conspiracy and one count of False Reports on July 2, 2015. Anthony Daye was also arrested for Attempted Theft by Deception, Insurance Fraud, Conspiracy and False Reports on July 2, 2015. Both defendants are next scheduled for a status listing on July 10, 2015 in Philadelphia Municipal Court.