Bronx residents arrested for insurance scam
The New York Police Department announced the arrests of more than 50 people Saturday in connection with a city-wide auto insurance fraud ring.NYPD Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said the arrests were only the first round and that more are on the way. He said those arrested were just a small part of an elaborate system to defraud insurance companies.The scam is run by an umbrella company that pays people to file false insurance claims. The individuals will report accidents that never happened and see doctors who falsify their medical records. Lawyers then file the insurance claims for up to $50,000 per person.A Castle Hill medical clinic was named as one facility that falsified claims, and some of those arrested were from the Bronx. Police said the insurance companies lost millions from the claims, which hits Bronx residents in their wallets.According to police, more than 100 people will be arrested in connection with the scam.