Prosecutor: Ex-North Bergen resident tried to file two insurance claims on same $27k ring


A former North Bergen resident tried to file two insurance claims, about five years apart on the same $27,000 ring, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Duke Quarshie, 44, of Norwalk, Connecticut, is charged with one count of third-degree insurance fraud, Suarez said in a statement.

He was arrested at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in Jersey City on Wednesday, November 23rd and released on a summons pending his first court appearance, which is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, December 7th.

He was charged after an investigation by the HCPO Insurance Fraud Unit determined he submitted a falsified insurance claim on a diamond ring to receive reimbursement from his insurance company.

The investigation determined Quarshie was issued a payment from Assurant Insurance Company in 2016 for a claim regarding a diamond ring valued at approximately $27,000.

Then, on June 2, 2021, Quarshie, who was living in North Bergen at the time, filed a second claim for the same piece of jewelry.

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

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