Commonwealth v Anthony Harrison and Jesse Hughes
- Insurance Fraud 18 Pa C.S. § 4117 – F3
- Attempted Theft by Deception 18 Pa C.S. § 3922 – F3
- Criminal Conspiracy 18 Pa C.S. § 903 – F3
- Unsworn Falsifying 18 Pa C.S. § 4904 – M2
- False Swearing 18 Pa C.S. § 4903 – M2
- False Reports 18 Pa C.S. § 4906 – M3
Detectives from the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office Insurance Fraud Unit arrested Anthony Harrison and Jesse Hughes after receiving a referral from a private citizen. On October 2, 2013, a State Farm insured driver allegedly hit Anthony Harrison and Jesse Hughes while they were working on Conshohocken Avenue in Philadelphia. Both Harrison and Hughes filed a Philadelphia Police Report and retained private counsel. Harrison’s civil action compliant stated that he injured his back, left knee, left arm and neck. Hughes’ City of Philadelphia Accident, Injury and Illness Report stated that he was struck twice by the vehicle. Harrison sought medical treatment at Spring Chiropractic and both testified in an oral examination that they had been injured in this accident.
However, witness testimony later proved that only Hughes was injured in this accident. Both Harrison and Hughes gave statements that Harrison had also been struck by the State Farm insured driver in order that Harrison could file a fraudulent personal injury claim. Harrison was arrested on October 26, 2016 and Hughes was arrested on November 1, 2016. Both were charged with Criminal Conspiracy, Attempted Theft by Deception, Insurance Fraud, False Swear, Unsworn Falsifying and False Reports. They are next listed for a status hearing in Philadelphia Municipal Court on November 14, 2016.