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National Insurance Crime Bureau

Glen Falls Man Charged with Insurance Fraud

www.nyspnews.com, Press Release, December 22, 2021
 
On December 17, 2021, the New York State Police in Brunswick arrested 53-year-old Michael LePage of Glens Falls for Insurance Fraud 4th degree (E felony) and Making a False Written Statement (A misdemeanor).


In August of 2019, LePage reported to State Police in Brunswick that his John Deere tractor had been stolen off his property in Pittstown. An investigation was conducted but Troopers were unable to recover the stolen property. LePage filed an insurance claim reporting that the tractor had been stolen and the case was closed.


In August of 2021 State Police received information that LePage’s tractor had not been stolen. Investigation determined that an associate of LePage’s who had purchased the tractor with LePage and paid for the equipment, had asked for it back after the two went their separate ways. The tractor was dropped off at a property in Poestenkill as requested by the associate.


LePage was taken into custody following an interview at SP Brunswick and was issued an appearance ticket for Pittstown Town Court on January 22, 2021. Press Release