A Jersey City man has been charged with fraud for pretending he had insurance prior to a car accident when he really didn’t purchase a plan until afterwards, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Issa Almaet, 41, of Jersey City, was arrested by members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Insurance Fraud Unit following an investigation that determined he submitted a fraudulent insurance claim for a vehicle involved in a motor vehicle collision.
Almaet is charged with one count of insurance fraud, a third-degree crime.
He was arrested at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in Jersey City yesterday and released pending his first court appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court which is tentatively scheduled for March 23rd.
The investigation determined that Almaet filed a claim with GEICO falsely claiming that the damage sustained by a 2014 Jeep Cherokee occurred after an insurance policy was purchased but knowingly concealing that the damage occurred in a collision before the policy was purchased.
Suarez credited members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Insurance Fraud Unit with the investigation and arrest.