Insurance Fraud 18 Pa C.S. § 4117 – F3
Forgery 18 Pa C.S. § 4101 – F3
Criminal Conspiracy 18 Pa C.S. § 903 – F3
Philadelphia – Detectives from the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office Insurance Fraud Unit arrested Angel Otero-Barreto after receiving a referral from Capitol Insurance Company. On November 30, 2015, Otero-Barreto struck a Capitol insured vehicle with his 2000 Toyota and then fled the scene. Capitol Insurance Company conducted an investigation and learned that the striking vehicle belonged to Otero-Barreto and was registered with a financial responsibility identification card allegedly belonging to their company. Capitol Insurance Company then referred this case to the District Attorney’s Office Insurance Fraud Unit because Otero-Barreto’s listed policy number did not match any existing policies within their company.
Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office Insurance Fraud Unit detectives retrieved the Penndot title history for Otero-Barreto’s 2000 Toyota which showed that the vehicle was registered with the same above-described fraudulent Capitol Insurance Company policy number. Detectives then did a Bureau of Motor Vehicle check on the 2000 Toyota and verified that the vehicle did belong to Otero-Barreto. When approached by detectives, Otero-Barreto admitted that he had procured fraudulent insurance so that he could register a vehicle for his son who did not have a valid driver’s license. Otero-Barreto was arrested on March 16, 2016 for Criminal Conspiracy, Forgery and Insurance Fraud. He is next listed for a status listing on May 2, 2016.