A New Jersey man’s plan to fraudulently file an insurance claim was thwarted by a simple fact he overlooked.
The 57-year-old Randolph man staged the entire ‘accident’ at his workplace to collect the insurance money but did not take into account that security cameras caught every step – and fall.
The man, who was subcontracted to work at a Woodbridge company where the alleged fake fall happened in 2018 according to prosecutors, was arrested last month, the New York Post reported.
Surveillance video captured the stages of the deception as the man could be seen getting ice from a dispenser in the cafeteria and then throwing it on the floor. He then assessed how to position himself on the floor for a moment before lying down.
The man, identified as Alexander Goldinsky by WPIX-TV, then allegedly waited to be found, according to authorities, subsequently filing an insurance claim for hospital treatment.
Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey plans to “aggressively prosecute” Goldinsky for the “fake slip and fall.”
“Fraudulent claims cost everyone and we will aggressively prosecute those who illegally manipulate the system,” Carey said, according to WPIX.
Goldinsky was arrested January 15 and charged with insurance fraud in the third degree and theft by deception in the third degree. He is scheduled to appear in court Feb. 7, according to WPIX.
Twitter users agreed that, though staged insurance fraud is not so uncommon, the video provided an appreciated moment of hilarity on social media.
— HOT 97 (@HOT97) February 1, 2019
That happens ALL THE TIME.
— Zinphomanic ? (@MelissaakaMom) February 1, 2019
This happens literally every day. It’s not quite an oddity.
— Lenny (@crazylenny) February 1, 2019
But it was so obvious that it was hilarious
— Lester Knopf (@icu81b4me2) February 1, 2019
A prerequisite to this type of scam should be, 1. Acting lessons. 2. Stunt man.
— Kane (@gkane0415) February 1, 2019
— Melena68 (@MEMendelson) February 1, 2019
Why they have cameras in the break room ..for ppl like him
— DRAAAAKKKEEEE?? Drrakke! (@reidEM_nTweet) February 1, 2019
Sooooooo fake. Surprised he didn’t bring a pillow.
— Moke Morgan (@mokemorgan) February 1, 2019
He should also be charged with bad acting. ?
— Anna Liza (@AnnaLizaPorlas) February 1, 2019
— F nfl, F ravens, Go Sixers. gg gang (@MauriceBoyd4) February 1, 2019
People that fall down usually don’t look at the spot they’re going to land on…JustMy2¢
— RORY J. (@WP713) February 1, 2019
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