Another Chicago Police Officer Charged with Insurance Fraud

August 14, 2008

Another Chicago police officer has been indicted in connection with a scheme to have his car towed away and declared stolen for insurance money.

The U.S. attorney’s office says Officer Scott Campbell was charged on August 11 with fraud in a plan to have his Volkswagen towed and cut up for parts. Authorites say Campbell planned to report the auto as stolen once it had been taken away.

A lawyer for Campbell could not immediately be reached for comment.

In June, as reported in a story by Insurance Journal, Officer Joseph Grillo, a 12-year department veteran, and another man, James P. Athans, of Wood Dale, were charged with one count each of felony mail fraud.

Grillo was accused of making arrangements with Athans to have the car taken off the street, and agreeing to help keep other towing companies away from accident scenes as part of the deal.

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