- Attorney General Anne Milgram and Criminal
Justice Director Deborah L. Gramiccioni announced
that a Bergen County man was sentenced today
for submitting a phony certificate of insurance
in order to obtain a job.
to Insurance Fraud Prosecutor Greta Gooden
Brown, Richard Reeves, 50, of Allendale, was
ordered by Superior Court Judge Harry G. Carroll
in Bergen County to serve 18 months of probation.
The sentence was based on Reeves’ March
18 guilty plea to an accusation charging him
pleading guilty, Reeves admitted that on Jan.
22, 2008, he presented an altered certificate
of liability insurance in order to perform
a job in connection with the development of
a distribution center within Port Carteret
Industrial Park. Reeves admitted that he presented
the certificate on behalf of R.C.R. Fence
Co., which is based in Allendale. An investigation
determined that R.C.R. Fence was not insured
for the dates listed on the fake certificate.
matter will be referred to the Department
of Banking and Insurance regarding Reeves’
insurance producer’s license. The Department
of Banking and Insurance routinely assists
the Office of Insurance Fraud Prosecutor with
the investigation and prosecution of licensed
insurance producers. This assistance enables
the state to coordinate criminal investigations
and prosecutions with any imposition of licensing
sanctions in order to protect the public.
Abraham Aquino and Deputy Attorney General
Nicole D. Rizzolo were assigned to the investigation.
Rizzolo represented the Office of Insurance
Fraud Prosecutor at the sentencing. The case
was referred to OIFP by the Special Investigative
Unit of Firm, Inc. Financial & Insurance
Risk Managers, which initially uncovered the
fraud and assisted OIFP in the investigation.
Insurance Fraud Prosecutor Brown thanked Firm,
Inc. for its assistance.