A Massachusetts woman confessed the insurance claims she filed on her own behalf and her husband’s were actually false – their injuries were self-inflicted, a New York Criminal Lawyer has learned. They had eaten glass particles, purposefully, as a part of their scam.
The woman pleaded guilty to a 23-count indictment charging her with fraud and conspiracy, among other offenses, sources told a New York Criminal Lawyer.
Allegedly, the couple had collected more than $200,000 in compensation by filing insurance claims against hotels, restaurants, and grocery stores, claiming the food they had eaten or bought from these places contained glass particles. This all occurred in a period between 1997 and 2005.
The woman’s husband pleaded guilty back in 2007 and has already been sentenced to more than five years in prison. The woman herself will be sentenced in December. Prosecutors told Brooklyn Criminal Lawyers the couple also accumulated a debt of $100,000 for medical services, thanks to the glass they ingested as a part of their scam. These bills remain unpaid.
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