Pennsylvania Men Charged with Damaging South Jersey Homes to Collect Insurance

June 20, 2011

Two Pennsylvania men and a construction company have been charged for their alleged roles in an insurance fraud scheme that targeted homes purportedly damaged by hail, announced Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Division of Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor.

According to authorities, Marcin Gradziel of Norristown, and Dominik Sadowski of Sellersville, were charged with second-degree conspiracy, second-degree insurance fraud and third-degree theft by deception.

Sadowski was also charged with third-degree insurance fraud.

In addition, Precision Network Solutions, Inc. d/b/a Precision Builders, which has offices located in Voorhees and Marlton, as well as in Havertown, was charged with second-degree conspiracy, second-and third-degree insurance fraud and two counts of third-degree theft by deception.

The indictment alleges that between Nov. 20, 2010 and March 16, 2011, Gradziel and Sadowski, employees of Precision Builders, caused fraudulent property damage insurance claims to be submitted to Traveler’s Insurance Company, for property damage to at least five homes within Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Mercer Counties purportedly caused by hail storms.

An investigation revealed that representatives from Precision Builders were canvassing neighborhoods and were claiming that homes had been damaged in a hail storm and advising homeowners that they could get new siding and roofing at no cost.

Several homeowners allegedly told investigators that they were not aware that they had any hail damage to their homes before being solicited by Precision Builders.

Authorities allege that after homeowners filed claims with their insurance carrier, Gradziel and Sadowski would visit and damage the properties prior to the adjusters’ inspections.

As a result of the fraud, Gradziel and Sadowski allegedly obtained $68,720 in claim monies from Traveler’s Insurance Company.

Source: Division of Criminal Justice, Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor

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