Criminal charges have been filed against 25 individuals in Western Pennsylvania following investigations by the Attorney General’s Insurance Fraud Section.
The charges involve some of the most common types of insurance fraud. In one case, Rico Collins of Blairsville, Indiana County, was charged with theft by deception, insurance fraud, forgery and other charges. It is alleged that Collins filed a renter’s claim in August 2016 for jewelry, cash, electronics, CDs, DVDs and an R&B record collection that he reported were stolen from his apartment while he was out of town for three weeks. Collins listed his total value of loss at $25,000.