Prosecutor: 3 Jersey City men charged with defrauding Uber, Lyft with false insurance claims


Three Jersey City men has been charged with defrauding Uber and Lyft by filing false insurance claims, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Muhammad Khan, 21, Haq Khan, 24, and Yasir Raza, 34, have each been charged with one count of insurance fraud and conspiracy to commit insurance fraud, Suarez said in a statement.

The three men were arrested without incident at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in Jersey City. They have been released on summonses pending their first court appearance which is currently scheduled on Thursday, May 5th.

The investigation determined that these three individuals attempted to defraud ridesharing companies by attempting to collect insurance proceeds for fictitious accidents they claimed to have had in a 2018 Tesla.

However, the Tesla was previously damaged in an accident and determined by an insurance company to be a total loss.

Suarez credited the Insurance Fraud Unit with the investigation and arrest. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call the Insurance Fraud Unit at 201-795-6400, ext. 6634.

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