Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced that an attorney from Highland Park was found guilty of insurance fraud, conspiracy, and attempted theft by deception in a bogus insurance claim.
Officials say Neal Pomper, 63, of Highland Park, was found guilty today of one count of insurance fraud in the third degree, one count of conspiracy to commit insurance fraud in the third degree, and one count of theft by deception in the third degree for fraudulently filing an insurance claim in the amount of $14,000 for flood and water damage to his home.
During a bench trial before Middlesex County Superior Court Judge Dennis Nieves, Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Elvis Jardines presented evidence and testimony showing that Pomper, an attorney whose practice is located in Highland Park, created a fraudulent invoice from a remodeling company in the amount of $14,000 and submitted a fictious claim for reimbursement to his insurance company.
Police charged Pomper on May 27, 2015 following an investigation by Detective Ryan Tighe of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office. It was determined that between July 22, 2011 and September 6, 2011, Pomper created a fraudulent invoice and then filed a false insurance claim for repairs to his home and office due to flood and water damage.
The investigation was referred to the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office by the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General, which has implemented a comprehensive and statewide insurance fraud crackdown through its County Prosecutor Insurance Fraud Reimbursement Program.
Officials say Pomper is facing a prison term of up to five years when he is sentenced in New Brunswick by Superior Court Judge Dennis Nieves on May 13th.