By Brad Segall
BENSALEM, Pa. (CBS) — An arrest warrant has been issued for a former deputy fire chief in Bensalem, accusing him of collecting on a false workers’ compensation claim.
Bensalem police say the arrest warrant accuses 27-year-old David Jerri Jr. of insurance fraud and theft, all felonies of the third degree.
Police say the Croyden man, who had been deputy chief at the Union Fire Company, filed a claim saying his injured his hand on the job.
But police sergeant Andy Aninsman says that wasn’t the case.
“It was through the investigation we allege that he had injured his hand at a non-fire call or employment event,” Aninsman told KYW Newsradio today. But he would not elaborate.
Police say Jerri collected nearly $7,000 before his workers’ comp was terminated. He was recently jailed in Bucks County on burglary and related offenses for allegedly breaking into the yard of his former employer.
Detectives have been trying to get Jerri to turn himself in to face the new charges.