(SALEM) - Two Washington County men, Clayton Rogers of Pekin and Robert Embrey of Fredericksburg, have been arrested on charges related to insurance fraud.
A news release from the Indiana State Police post in Sellersburg reports that Det. Tom Meneou and Trooper Nathan Teusch, on Thursday, served an arrest warrant on 44-year-old Clayton Rogers.
The warrant was for one count of conspiracy to commit insurance fraud, C Felony, and one count of insurance fraud, C felony. Rogers was incarcerated in the Washington County Jail. Embrey, 35, an alleged accomplice, turned himself in to the Washington County Jail and was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit insurance fraud, C felony.
Both men's charges stem from a tip reported to the ISP by the National Insurance Crime Bureau. It was learned during the investigation by Meneou that a car crash, between the two men who were arrested, occurred on Horners Chapel Road in Washington County in early October of 2011. At the time of the original crash, Rogers allegedly did not have insurance or proper license plates on the vehicle he was driving, a Chevrolet Blazer. The two men allegedly agreed to not call the police and leave the scene to allegedly allow Rogers time to obtain insurance and proper license plates before the crash would be reported.
About one week after the original crash, both men allegedly staged a car crash with the same vehicles, at the same location, and reported it to the Washington County Sheriff's Department. When officers arrived to investigate the crash scene, the two men reported it as having just happened. An official crash report was taken with the false information.
After Meneou completed his investigation it was turned over to the Washington County prosecutor's office, resulting in the two arrests of both men. The insurance company paid more than $9,000 on the alleged staged crash.
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