Post Date August 17, 2013 – Admitting that she defrauded New York auto insurance company, a Utica, N.Y. woman is sentenced to 27 months in prison and ordered to pay close to $1, 500,000.00 in financial restitution for the car insurance fraud case. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of New York identified the woman as Cynthia Morgan. She pleaded guilty on August last year that she conspired with her husband, David Morgan, along with three other people to commit mail and health care fraud seven years ago. The car insurance fraud case scheme involved staging a vehicular accident in Harbor Lock Road in Utica on March 20, 2006.
Car Insurance Fraud Case involves conspiracy
Morgan claimed that she was injured when the van she was driving was struck by a truck driven by Michael Matrulli. The van-truck collision did not happen and Morgan did not have any injuries. The fake accident was planned and the car insurance fraud case involved her claiming to be injured and submitted false car insurance claims. Aside from those no-fault benefits, she also filed a law suit for personal injury and permanent disability benefits. She sought medical treatment for injuries that were non-existent or injuries that was not due to a car insurance incident. Those medical benefits were paid by Morgan’s Auto Insurance Company, Progressive Insurance Company. Morgan was also able to collect $108,000 in disability payments, and $30,000 from a settlement after she filed as a civil case to seek damages for what she claimed as personal injuries that were sustained due to the collision incident. InsureDirect.com has represented Progressive Insurance Company for nearly 21 years. They are a superior car insurance carrier with some of the best rates on car insurance, motorcycle insurance, boat insurance and truck insurance.
When Morgan finishes up 27 months sentence, she will be placed under three years of supervision following her release.