Middlesex County Man Sentenced to Three Years in Prison Claiming Thieves Stripped His Motorcycle When in Reality He Paid a Repair Shop to Remove the Parts

Lew Alicock, 32, of Woodbridge, must also pay $5,512.96 to Pacific Specialty Insurance Company under the sentence handed down by Superior Court Judge Michael Toto in Middlesex County.

In pleading guilty, Alicock stated that in May 2013 he filed a fraudulent claim with Pacific Specialty Insurance Company stating that parts of his Yamaha motorcycle had been stolen while parked outside his mother’s house in Irvington. In reality, Alicock had paid a repair shop mechanic to remove the parts, including fairings and the slip over the exhaust. Alicock took the parts with him. Four days after filing his claim he returned to the shop and had the mechanic put the parts back on the motorcycle, Alicock admitted.
 Pacific issued Alicock a $5,512.96 check for the claim, which he cashed.

Alicock also admitted he tried the scam again in November 2013, this time attempting to defraud Rider Insurance company. Alicock said he filed a claim that his motorcycle had been stripped of several parts totaling more than $1,000 while being housed in Newark. In reality, Alicock had paid to have the parts removed from his motorcycle, he admitted. Rider Insurance did not approve that claim.

Deputy Attorney General Colin Keiffer represented the state sentencing. Detectives Kristi Procaccino and Megan Flanagan coordinated the investigation with assistance from Detective Sergeant Jarek Pyrzanowski, Detective Kahlil McGrady, Detective Ron Allen, Assistant Bureau Chief Chris Runkle, and Analysts Terry Worthington.
 Acting Insurance Fraud Prosecutor Iu thanked Woodbridge Police Department for assisting with the arrest.

Randy Davenport, Esq. of the Law Office of Randy P. Davenport, Esq, represented Alicock at sentencing.

Acting Insurance Fraud Prosecutor Iu noted that some important cases have started with anonymous tips. People who are concerned about insurance cheating and have information about a fraud can report it anonymously by calling the toll‑free hotline at 1‑877‑55‑FRAUD, or visiting the Web site at www.NJInsurancefraud.org. State regulations permit a reward to be paid to an eligible person who provides information that leads to an arrest, prosecution and conviction for insurance fraud.

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