Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has announced that three Jersey City residents were arrested by members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Insurance Fraud Unit on charges relating to the filing of fictitious insurance claims on an automobile that was allegedly being used for the ridesharing apps Lyft and Uber.
According to Prosecutor Suarez, Muhammad Khan, 21, Haq Khan, 24 and Yasir Raza, 34, have each been charged with Insurance Fraud and Conspiracy to Commit Insurance Fraud.
Prosecutor Suarez said that the three men were arrested without incident at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in Jersey City.
They have been released on summonses pending their first court appearance, which is currently scheduled for Thursday, May 5.
The investigation determined that these three individuals attempted to defraud ridesharing companies by attempting to collect insurance proceeds for fictitious accidents they claimed to have had in a 2018 Tesla.
However, the Tesla was previously damaged in an accident and was determined by an insurance company to be a total loss.
The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with additional information is asked to call the Insurance Fraud Unit at 201-795-6400 ext. 6634.