Attempted Theft by Deception 18 Pa C.S. § 3922 – F3 (2 counts)
Insurance Fraud 18 Pa C.S. § 4117 – F3 (2 counts)
Philadelphia – Detectives from the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office Insurance Fraud Unit arrested Hondo Jackson after receiving a referral from Nationwide Insurance Company. On February 22, 2015, a Nationwide insured driver struck an unoccupied 2002 Chevrolet Impala. The impact then caused the Impala to strike a 2010 Nissan Maxima, which was also parked and unoccupied. Hondo Jackson later filed a claim with Nationwide Insurance Company alleging that he had been a passenger in the parked 2010 Nissan Maxima which belonged to his girlfriend. Jackson stated in his claim that he injured his neck and back as a result of this accident. Jackson then hired an attorney to represent him in this fraudulent claim.
Insurance Fraud Unit detectives retrieved the Philadelphia Police Department Non-Reportable Accident form which stated that the driver of a 2013 Chevrolet Impala struck a 2002 Chevrolet Impala and a 2010 Nissan Maxima, both of which were parked and unoccupied. Despite the fact that Jackson was not present in the vehicle, he sought medical treatment at the office of Dr. John Bowden for his alleged injuries. Detectives retrieved Jackson’s medical records which stated that he sought treatment for head, chest, neck and back injuries on multiple occasions between February and May 2015. Nationwide was billed thirty three hundred and seven dollars for Jackson’s treatment; however, the company denied his claim.
Detectives also learned that Hondo Jackson filed a personal injury claim with Access Insurance Company, under a policy that belonged to his mother, for injuries he sustained while he was seated in a parked car struck by a motor vehicle. Jackson stated that he sought treatment at Chestnut Hill Hospital, and later with Dr. John Bowden. Jackson also sought treatment at Freedom Medical Supply and Open MRI Center of Bala Cynwyd. Access was billed forty-one hundred dollars for Jackson’s medical treatment at this facility; however, they, too, denied his claim.
Finally, detectives interviewed the police officers who responded to the original accident scene. They both stated that the two cars struck by the Nationwide insured were parked and unoccupied at the time of the accident. Hondo Jackson was therefore arrested for attempting to defraud two insurance companies for injuries which were fabricated. Jackson was charged with two counts of Attempted Theft by Deception and two counts of Insurance Fraud on September 26, 2016. He is next scheduled to appear for a status listing in Philadelphia Municipal Court on October 7, 2016.