Insurance Fraud 18 Pa C.S. § 4117 – F3
Attempted Theft by Deception 18 Pa C.S. § 3922 – F3
False Reports 18 Pa C.S. § 4906 – M3
Philadelphia – Detectives from the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office Insurance Fraud Unit arrested Kim Jordan after receiving a referral from G4S Compliance and Investigations, which provides investigation services for Federal Insurance Company. On July 13, 2014, Jordan returned to the room where she was staying at the Hilton Hotel on City Line Avenue in Philadelphia and discovered that her room key would not work. Jordan went downstairs to speak to the manager on duty and learned that the hotel had mistakenly put another guest in Jordan’s room. Hotel security then moved the guest to another room on the floor so that Jordan and her family could get back into the room which originally belonged to them. Two days after the incident, Jordan reported to hotel security that some of her personal belongings were missing, including twenty bathing suits valued at nine hundred and seventy dollars. Jordan was asked to make a list of the missing items and to file a police report. On July 22, 2014, Jordan submitted a list detailing the allegedly stolen items and filed a report with the Philadelphia Police. Jordan wrote that her clothing, cell phone, jewelry, sunglasses, perfume, suit cases, makeup and electronics were all allegedly missing as a result of this incident.
Insurance Fraud Unit detectives interviewed Hilton Hotel employees who worked on the night of the alleged theft as part of their investigation. These employees stated that the man who had been mistakenly placed in Jordan’s room only had a small bag with him, and when notified of the mistake, he and his companion left the room immediately. These employees also stated that Jordan had not immediately reported any of her items missing on the night she discovered that another guest had been in her room. Furthermore, when Jordan was later asked to provide receipts for these items she stated she was unable to do so. Detectives also interviewed the man who had been mistakenly put in Jordan’s room and he stated that he had only brought a small bag of his own to the hotel, and never saw any personal items or suitcases when he entered the room that belonged to Jordan.
Jordan attempted to defraud Federal Insurance Company of eleven thousand and eighty-five dollars for items that allegedly went missing from her room. Jordan contradicted her own account of the night of the supposed theft on several occasions and was unable to provide receipts for any of the items she allegedly had stolen. Jordan was arrested on June 30, 2016 for filing a fraudulent theft claim. She was charged with Attempted Theft by Deception, Insurance Fraud and False Reports and is next scheduled to appear on July 5, 2016 for a status listing.