By: Yuritza Arroyo
Authorities in Hudson County announced that a 32-year-old man has been arrested by members of the Prosecutor’s Office Insurance Fraud Unit following an investigation that determined he submitted a fraudulent insurance claim for a motor vehicle he owned.
According to officials, Louis Volpe, of Nesconset, New York, is charged with one count of Insurance Fraud, a third-degree crime.
Officials say, Volpe, formerly a resident of Hoboken, was arrested at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in Jersey City on Thursday, March 16, and released pending his first court appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court, which is tentatively scheduled for March 23.
The investigation determined that Volpe filed a claim with Progressive Insurance and intentionally gave them incorrect information regarding water damage sustained by his 2016 Jeep Cherokee and knowingly concealed that the Jeep had pre-existing mold damage.
Prosecutor Suarez credited members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Insurance Fraud Unit with the investigation and arrest.