New York Man Charged with Insurance Fraud After Car Arson

April 1, 2010

An upstate New York man who filed a fraudulent $1,200 insurance claim after authorities found him standing next to his burning car was arrested Tuesday, the New York State Insurance Department said.

Timothy McNulty, or Rochester, is accused of filing the claim with The Hanover for the loss of his car in December. McNulty filed the claim after Rochester police and firefighters found him standing near his burned 1997 Nissan Altima.

Investigators from the Insurance Department’s Frauds Bureau and the Monroe County Sheriff’s office said McNulty was found with minor burns to his arms and gave authorities various accounts about what had happened. A gas can was found in the back seat of the car.

McNulty is charged with fourth degree insurance fraud. He faces three years in prison if convicted.

Source New York State Insurance Department

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