MIDDLESEX COUNTY, New Jersey (CBSDFW.COM) – A man in New Jersey was charged with insurance fraud after he appeared to fake a slip and fall while on the job.
Alexander Goldinsky, 57, was caught on surveillance video deliberately throwing ice onto the floor of his workplace and then laying on the ground to make it look like he slipped. Officials said he laid there until someone found him.READ MORE: 'My Home Is Still Uninhabitable': 10 Months After Winter Storm Some Texans Still Waiting On Insurance Claims
According to the prosecutor’s office, he is an independent contractor who was subcontracted to perform work at the business.READ MORE: Wife Of Suspected Killer Of Mesquite Officer Charged With Aggravated Assault With A Deadly Weapon In Disturbance Preceding Fatal Shooting
During an investigation, authorities arrested Goldinsky on Jan. 15 after discovering that he filed a false insurance claim from this incident between Sept. 1 and Nov. 1 of last year.
The 57-year-old was charged with one count of insurance fraud and one count of theft by deception. He is set to appear in court on Feb. 7.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 Omicron Variant Arrives In Texas
“Fraudulent claims cost everyone and we will aggressively prosecute those who illegally manipulate the system.” said Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey.