N.J. Woman Charged With Using Phony Auto Insurance Card

July 15, 2003

New Jersey’s Attorney General Peter Harvey announced that an Essex County woman has been charged by the Division of Criminal Justice – Office of Insurance Fraud Prosecutor with allegedly possessing a counterfeit auto insurance identification card which she tried to pass off as authentic in order to regain possession of her impounded vehicle.

According to Vaughn McKoy, Director, Division of Criminal Justice and Insurance Fraud Prosecutor Greta Gooden Brown, Lunic Adisson, 32, of Essex County, was charged via an Essex County Grand Jury indictment with two counts of simulating a motor vehicle insurance identification card. If convicted on both charges, she faces up to six and a half years in state prison and fines of up to $30,000. Adisson will be ordered to appear in Essex County Superior Court for arraignment and bail.

The indictment alleges that on Dec. 13, 2002, Adisson presented a phony insurance identification card to an Irvington police officer. The investigation was forwarded to the Office of Insurance Fraud Prosecutor.

Brown noted that phony insurance identification cards can be valuable, selling for $50 to more than $200 each through the underground black market. If stopped by the police, a person can produce the fictitious insurance identification card thus concealing the fact they have no car insurance.

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