A New Jersey man is facing fraud charges after surveillance cameras reportedly showed him intentionally throwing ice on the floor of his former workplace and fake a fall that he later filed an insurance claim for.
As part of a statewide crackdown on insurance fraud, the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office released footage they allege shows a fake fall carried out by independent contractor Alexander Goldinsky, 57, in the fall of 2018. Prosecutors said he later filed a claim for an ambulance and treatment at a hospital for injuries he apparently suffered in the break room of an unnamed Woodbridge location, according to WCBS.
“The investigation revealed that Goldinsky purposely threw the ice on the floor in the cafeteria at his workplace, placed himself on the ground, and waited until he was discovered,” prosecutors said in a statement.
“Fraudulent claims cost everyone and we will aggressively prosecute those who illegally manipulate the system.”
Goldinsky was arrested on January 15 and charged with insurance fraud and theft by deception.
On Thursday, WCBS spoke with Goldinsky, who confirmed he was at the center of a criminal investigation but specifically denied intentionally throwing ice on the floor before taking a tumble.
“Yes, I was brought to the police department,” he said. “I didn’t do it, it was a mistake.”
Posted by Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office on Thursday, January 31, 2019
[Featured image: Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office video screenshot]