Investigators with the Northeastern Pennsylvania Insurance Task Drive charged a Brooklyn, New York gentleman with coverage fraud by falsely claiming he lived in Pennsylvania.
Steven Draghine, 30, was was also charged with two counts of theft by deception.
Draghine insured a few cars and trucks with the Nationwide Insurance Firm in Oct. 2015, offering his tackle at Hallowood Drive in East Stroudsburg, exactly where he claimed the cars and trucks would typically reside. He included some vehicles to the coverage, together with a 2013 BMW coupe on March 5, 2016, in accordance to a police report.
Draghine claimed a reduction on the BMW on April 26, 2016, when all 4 tires and wheels ended up stolen in Brooklyn.
Investigators commenced a query into the declare.
An “auto-locator” databases lookup of scanned license plates for automobile site info exposed about 249 matches for the insured BMW in Brooklyn, New York concerning Sept. 30, 2015 and March 30, 2016. The databases is used for numerous applications, together with allowing insurers to enhance pricing at underwriting and promises investigations.
Draghine was interviewed by investigators on April 8. He advised them he had lived at the East Stroudsburg tackle for the previous a few to 4 years. He claimed he rented an apartment there from his aunt and worked at Kings County Clinic in Brooklyn and at some design careers in New York. He also claimed he had been remaining at his mother’s Brooklyn household on Albany Avenue not too long ago to treatment for her for the duration of an health issues.
Task pressure Investigators made a go to to the East Stroudsburg aunt’s tackle on April 13. The aunt advised investigators Draghine did not are living there, did not pay lease, nor did he have any utility costs in his title at the tackle. She claimed the past time she saw him was a few months before.
Investigators interviewed a Brooklyn neighbor, who claimed Draghine lived close by his own Brooklyn apartment.
Detectives with the undertaking pressure identified that Draghine deceived Nationwide by earning untrue and deceptive statements by listing East Stroudsburg as his household tackle and the main site of the automobile when residing in New York. They also claimed he strengthened that deception when he submitted his reduction in March 2016.
Draghine, investigators claimed, evaded the right New York coverage prices by supplying the untrue and misleading information and gained much less expensive Pennsylvania prices. The amount of money of the theft was valued at $4,654.30.
Investigators submitted charges in opposition to Draghine Monday. He was introduced on $10,000 unsecured bail. He faces charges of theft by deception-untrue impact, theft by deception-fall short to correct, both equally felonies, and coverage/intent to defraud.