Pennsylvania Guard Suspended Over Insurance Fraud Charges

March 15, 2012

A guard at the Allegheny County Jail in Pittsburgh, Pa., has been suspended without pay because police say she filed a false claim that her car had been stolen when she knew, instead, that her boyfriend had crashed the vehicle while driving it.

Online court records don’t list an attorney for 52-year-old Veronica Lynn Brown, of Pittsburgh, who is charged with theft by deception, insurance fraud and other crimes connected to the Oct. 31 crash.

Police say they interviewed Brown after they found some evidence that contradicted her insurance claim, for which she collected $6,700. They say she acknowledged making the false report after agreeing with her boyfriend to cover up the crash.

That man is charged in connection with the crash in which he struck and unmarked county police car with Brown’s vehicle.

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