A Jersey City Board of Education security guard submitted over 50 fraudulent medical claims to his insurance provider, totaling around $17,000 in payouts, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
A security guard employed by the Jersey City Public Schools was arrested by members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Insurance Fraud Unit following an investigation that determined he submitted over 50 fraudulent medical claims to his insurance company, Suarez said in a statement.
Kaquan Vanliew, 34, of Jersey City, has been charged with one count of insurance fraud, a crime of the second degree.
He was arrested without incident at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in Jersey City yesterday and released on a summons pending his first court appearance.
The investigation determined Vanliew submitted over 50 fraudulent medical claims to AFLAC insurance between 2018 and 2021.
He received approximately $17,000 in payouts from a policy obtained through his employment at the Jersey City Public Schools.
Suarez credited the Insurance Fraud Unit with the investigation and arrest and the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with additional information is asked to call the Insurance Fraud Unit at 201-795-6000 ext. 6634.