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4 Lessons from NJ Man Charged with Faking a Slip and Fall and Filing an Insurance Claim

A recent news headline concerns a NJ man who allegedly faked a slip and fall accident in a New Jersey business and filed an insurance claim to recover money. Believe it or not, as Jack Palance used to say on the 1980's Ripley's television show, there are at least 4 important lessons tp learn.

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[1]As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against Goldinsky are merely accusations and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.


[2]§ 2C:21-4.6. Crime of insurance fraud
a. A person is guilty of the crime of insurance fraud if that person knowingly makes, or causes to be made, a false, fictitious, fraudulent, or misleading statement of material fact in, or omits a material fact from, or causes a material fact to be omitted from, any record, bill, claim or other document, in writing, electronically, orally or in any other form, that a person attempts to submit, submits, causes to be submitted, or attempts to cause to be submitted as part of, in support of or opposition to or in connection with: (1) a claim for payment, reimbursement or other benefit pursuant to an insurance policy, or from an insurance company or the "Unsatisfied
Claim and Judgment Fund Law," P.L. 1952, c. 174 (C. 39:6-61 et seq.); (2) an application to obtain or renew an insurance policy; (3) any payment made or to be made in accordance with the terms of an insurance policy or premium finance transaction; or (4) an affidavit, certification, record or other document used in any insurance or premium finance transaction.

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