Philadelphia – Detectives from the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office Insurance Fraud Unit investigated Alfredo Rivera after receiving a referral from Infinity Insurance Company. On May 4, 2014, Rivera struck a Toyota Camry with his BMW and then reported the vehicle stolen in an attempt to conceal that he had crashed his vehicle. Shortly after the accident, Rivera called the Philadelphia Police and stated that his vehicle had been stolen; however, the officer soon realized that Rivera had actually been in an accident with the car just a few blocks away. Even though the officer had already contradicted Rivera’s account, Rivera still gave a statement to Infinity Insurance Company the next day in which he indicated that his vehicle had been stolen. Rivera was arrested for Insurance Fraud and False Reports on September 9, 2015. He is next scheduled for a status listing on September 15, 2015 in Philadelphia Municipal Court.
Insurance Fraud 18 Pa C.S. § 4117 – F3
False Reports 18 Pa C.S. § 4906 – M3