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.
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.