Reporting Mark Abrams
TRENTON, NJ (CBS) – Two employees of a home-improvement contractor are indicted by New Jersey’s insurance fraud prosecutor for helping homeowners file false claims for damage allegedly caused by hail.
Acting prosecutor Ronald Chillemi says the two men were inspectors for Precision Builders which has offices in Marlton, Voorhees and Havertown.
He says the indictment alleges the two helped five homeowners in Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Mercer counties to file storm-damage claims with Traveler’s Insurance Company between November 2010 through March of this year.
Chillemi says the pair would, “Fraudulently represent to the insurance companies that the siding of these residences was allegedly damaged by hail, when, in fact, it wasn’t damaged by hail. It was damaged by the intentional actions of the defendants.”
He says arrest warrants have been issued for Marcin Grandziel, 32, of Norristown and Dominik Sadowski, 34, of Sellersville.
Both men face charges of insurance fraud and theft for allegedly netting $68,000 in the scam.
Chillemi says investigators from Travelers tipped authorities from Pennsylvania and New Jersey, who conducted a joint investigation into the alleged hail-damage scam.
Reported by Mark Abrams, KYW Newsradio 1060