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Woodbury Man Charged with Insurance Fraud after Faking Fall at Walmart

By rlsmetro on
Woodbury

Police charged a 59-year-old man with insurance fraud after he admitted faking a fall at a Walmart.

Police said Mr. Thomas J. Campbell of Woodbury NJ was charged by the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office on Wednesday with insurance fraud and falsifying records, specifically by claiming he sustained a slip-and-fall accident in a Deptford Wal-Mart store and making the same false assertion in a recorded statement given to investigators.

According to authorities, Insurance fraud is a third-degree crime and falsifying records is a fourth-degree offense.

An investigation by the GCPO and the National Insurance Crime Bureau established that Campbell walked through a puddle inside the Walmart store three times and staged a fall the fourth time.

According to police in an interview Wednesday, Campbell, who is unemployed, acknowledged faking the fall because he no longer had health insurance for treatment of a pre-existing back injury.

After processing, Campbell was released pending a first appearance in Superior Court, Woodbury in late October.