Jersey City desi Rajinder Kaur (35) was indicted by a grand jury December 2, 2015 with one count of third-degree insurance fraud for allegedly filing crash claims against an insurance policy that she obtained after an auto accident.
According to the indictment, Rajinder Kaur filed for a claim with Government Employees Insurance Company (GEICO) for an accident that happened before she purchased the insurance.
Kaur is one among six New Jersey motorists charged with insurance fraud.
Describing “Crash-and-buy schemes” as a common insurance fraud, NJ’s acting Insurance Fraud Prosecutor Ronald Chillemi said the scam is driving up insurance rates for honest policy holders.
If convicted, Rajinder Kaur faces up to five years in prison and $15,000 in fines.
Rajinder Kaur must be presumed innocent until and unless she is convicted in a court of law.