Post Date August 7, 2012 – Charged with New Jersey Auto Insurance theft and records tampering, a Newark police officer surrendered to the State Police in June 28 to face the charges lodged against him. In a statement by the New Jersey Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa, the accused was identified as Newark, New Jersey Police Officer as Suliman Kamara. The 30, who was alleged to have filed a false police report stating that this 2003 GMC Yukon was stolen 3 years prior. Liberty Mutual whom was the underwriter of the New Jersey Auto Insurance Policy was concerned this claim may be a case of New Jersey auto insurance fraud. During the investigation, Liberty Mutual paid Kamara for his vehicle which amounted to $9,744.
New Jersey Auto Insurance Fraud Charges
An New Jersey Auto Insurance representative from Liberty Mutual reported their findings to the New Jersey State Police. Their investigation uncovered although Kamara’s vehicle was reported stolen three years ago – it was seen parked outside the police officer’s house in March this year. After conducting their own investigation, the New Jersey State Police were able to locate the Yukon which had a new registration. After securing a search warrant, authorities confirmed that it was the same vehicle that Kamara had earlier reported to have been stolen. Officer Kamara is now suspended from the Newark Police Department, and was temporarily released from a local detention center after being processed on New Jersey Auto Insurance charges. Kamara’s attorney, stated to the media that his client maintains his innocence. If found guilty of the charges, Kamara might face jail time of up to five years and a fine of $15,000.
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