NJ Insurance Agent and Cop/Contractor Charged with Workers’ Compensation Fraud
According to Insurance Journal, Michael McFadden of New Milford, NJ, an insurance agent with Insuranze Associates in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, and Christopher Angst of Long Valley, NJ, a Montclair University Police Officer and owner of C&E Professional Painting LLC, were charged with workers’ compensation fraud last month.
The arrests were originally announced by the Morris County Prosecutor, Robert J. Carroll, and Morris County Chief of Detectives, Robert McNally, after receiving a referral from the Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor.
Insurance Journal writes, “They said their investigation showed that McFadden had allegedly created false documents claiming Angst had a workers’ compensation policy, when in fact, he did not have a policy. Prosecutors allege that Angst had falsely presented his painting business to a client as being insured, and those documents were unknowingly submitted to an insurance carrier by the client.”
Prosecutors are further alleging that in exchange for the fraudulent workers’ compensation policy documents, Angst gave McFadden a gold Police Benevolent Association card.
As always, the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.