WOMEN FILED CLAIM WITH GEICO FOR ACCIDENT THAT HAPPENED PRIOR TO POLICY INCEPTION

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Charges:

Insurance Fraud 18 Pa C.S. § 4117 – F3

Attempted Theft by Deception 18 Pa C.S. § 3922 – F3

Philadelphia – Detectives from the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office Insurance Fraud Unit arrested Jennifer Bartella after receiving a referral from GEICO Insurance Company. On September 16, 2015, Jennifer Bartella’s father was driving her 2010 Honda Civic when he became involved in an accident. Bartella called GEICO shortly after midnight on September 17, 2015 to obtain an insurance policy. The following day, Bartella called GEICO and misrepresented the date of her father’s accident. Bartella reported to the GEICO representatives that the accident had occurred on September 18 rather than September 16. During the course of their investigation, GEICO representatives interviewed the driver of the other vehicle involved in this accident who provided photographs from the collision which had a time stamp of September 16, 2015. Bartella was arrested for attempting to have GEICO provide coverage for an accident which occurred during her policy lapse. She was arrested for Insurance Fraud and Attempted Theft by Deception on March 17, 2016 and is next listed for a status hearing on March 22, 2016 in Philadelphia Municipal Court.

 


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