Acting AG Bruck Announces Indictment for Dependency Benefits Insurance Fraud

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck and Insurance Fraud Prosecutor Tracy M. Thompson today announced that two siblings were indicted on insurance fraud charges for allegedly submitting several forged and falsified proof of college enrollment letters in order to secure continued dependency benefits from New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Group (NJM). NJM is headquartered in the West Trenton section of Ewing Township, New Jersey.

Paola Saray Portillo (also known as Paola Saray Reyes), 26, of Silver Spring, Maryland, was indicted on second-degree insurance fraud, third-degree theft by deception, five counts of fourth-degree forgery, and five counts of fourth-degree falsifying and tampering with records.

Paola Saray and her brother, Larry Ulisses Portillo (also known as Larry Ulisses Portillo Quinoñez), 25, of Long Beach, California, were both indicted on third-degree conspiracy to commit insurance fraud, third-degree insurance fraud, fourth-degree forgery, and fourth-degree falsifying or tampering with records.

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