Philly DA Breaks Up Alleged $1M Insurance Fraud Scheme

May 27, 2008

The alleged mastermind of a more than $1 million insurance fraud scheme in Philadelphia has been arrested, and investigators say they expect lawyers and doctors to also be charged.

District Attorney Lynne Abraham says the ‘staged’ accidents were set up to include two vehicles with six claimants per accident to maximize claim and settlement potentials.

Abraham says they were “the kind of fender benders that everybody in America has.”

She says the arrest in January of former Philadelphia police officer DeShane Riggins has led to 38 arrests, including that of 42-year-old Wallace Morris, who allegedly was the person behind the scheme.

Abraham says the investigation is continuing and is expected to go after attorneys and doctors.

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