Nine people have turned themselves in to face theft and fraud charges stemming from a minor bus accident last spring.
The accident happened in May, when a Philadelphia Trolley Works vehicle, loaded with twenty-six passengers and on it’s way to Sugarhouse Casino, clipped the side-view mirror of a Septa bus. Nine people claimed injury.
What these people were unaware of was that the company installed surveillance cameras two years ago after it was sick of paying out fraudulent claims, and when the video of this accident was reviewed, it told a much different story than what was being claimed.
Philadelphia Trolley Works turned everything over to the District Attorney’s office. Now, all nine passengers are facing serious felony charges of insurance fraud and attempted theft by deception.
Claiming fraudulent injuries in any kind of accident is against the law.The lesson here? Don’t make false injury claims. You could spend up to seven years in prison paying for it.
Click here to see the surveillance video from the bus that disproved the claims being brought against the trolley company.