WOMAN FILES FRAUDULENT PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM WITH GALLAGHER BASSETT INSURANCE COMPANY

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Defendant:

Fantina Burgess

 

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 began investigating Fantina Burgess after receiving a referral from the Gallagher Bassett Insurance Company. Bassett is the liability carrier for the Shop Rite located at 2800 Fox Street in Philadelphia. On

July 5, 2016, Burgess filed a claim that she had slipped on spilled soda while shopping and twisted her ankle. Burgess hired counsel to represent her. However, video surveillance footage from the store showed Burgess intentionally staging the fall. It showed her walking up the aisle with a group of people. She leaves the aisle, turns back to look at the floor and then bends her legs and sits down. Burgess remained on the floor until customers and store employees notice her.

Based on surveillance footage and detective interviews, Burgess was arrested for Insurance Fraud and Attempted Theft by Deception. She is next scheduled to appear in Philadelphia Municipal Court on October 14, 2016, for a status listing.

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