Port Authority cop, part-time rocker, charged with insurance fraud

Filed in: New Jersey, New York
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A police officer for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has been accused of insurance fraud for falsely claiming disability while at the same time moonlighting in a touring rock band.

Christopher Inserra was indicted for allegedly committing fraud between June 2010 and March 2012 when he reported receiving a debilitating on-the-job injury to his “lower bicep and elbow region of his right arm.”

In a photo on their Myspace page, Christopher Inserra is seen singing with the band Cousin Sleaze.

In a photo on their Myspace page, Christopher Inserra is seen singing with the band Cousin Sleaze.

Undercover investigators filmed him as he led the band Cousin Sleaze, where he was seen gripping a microphone and flailing both his arms back and forth.

Inserra is alleged to have bilked Aflac out of $31,486 in short-term disability payments, as well as having lied to Port Authority doctors.

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    [...] Singing Cop Indicted For Insurance Fraud (NY) – Christopher Inserra has been indicted on charges of insurance fraud for working while on disability. Inserra claimed that he was unable to work as a police officer for the Port Authority of New York between 2010 and 2012 because of a debilitating work injury to his lower bicep and elbow region of his right arm. Investigators, though, filmed him during that time period singing with the rock band Cousin Sleaze and allegedly using his right arm while performing.   Read more [...]

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