A man was arrested at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in Jersey City for providing false information to his car insurance company to get compensated for his damaged BMW.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Shingai Marandure, 30, of New Brunswick, is charged with one count of insurance fraud, a second-degree crime, Prosecutor Esther Suarez said in a statement.
He was arrested at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in Jersey City and released on a summons pending his first court appearance.
The investigation determined Marandure learned his uninsured 2019 BMW 430 was involved in a hit-and-run collision and opened a Progressive auto insurance policy on Thursday, April 28th.
Immediately after obtaining the policy, Marandure notified police of the damage to his vehicle and then filed a claim with Progressive the following day.
Investigators later determined the vehicle was damaged on Thursday, April 21st. Suarez credited the Insurance Fraud Unit with the investigation and arrest.