Essex County worker indicted of $7K word scam

TRENTON — An Essex County gratification multiplication worker has been indicted on charges she filed fake claims for some-more than $7,000 in salary payment and inability payments for work she claimed to have missed since of automobile accidents, authorities pronounced Wednesday.

Fatu K. Rimbert (Photo: N.J. Attorney General’s Office) 

Fatu K. Rimbert, 31, of Perth Amboy, was charged with word fraud, impersonation and burglary by deception, according to a state Attorney General’s Office.

Rimbert is indicted of submitting “forged and altered” papers to word firms in sequence to get salary payment and inability payments for days she was purportedly out of work after dual car accidents, prosecutors said.

“Anyone who thinks that regulating rascal and deception is an easy approach to obtain a few additional bucks from their word association should consider again” state Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino pronounced in a statement. “This suspect is now confronting critical charges as a outcome of her purported try to illegally pad her claims.”

Rimbert claimed she was out of work from dual car accidents in Dec 2014 and Oct 2015, according to prosecutors.

“She allegedly submitted fake claims to Progressive Insurance Company and Minnesota Life Insurance Company in an bid to collect payment for salary she purportedly mislaid while out of work and/or inability she gifted due to purported inability and/or doctor’s appointments associated to dual engine car accidents,” officials pronounced in a statement.

Prosecutors also indicted Rimbert of submitting fake or altered papers that seemed to be from her employer and alloy to a word firms.

“Lying on word claims is a crime, no matter how vast or tiny a payout,” behaving Insurance Fraud Prosecutor Christopher Iu said. “We will strengthen a word attention and honest process holders opposite fraudsters whose fake claims expostulate adult rates.”

County orator Anthony Puglisi pronounced he had no criticism on a case.

Rimbert has worked for a county for some-more than 6 years and earns $63,105 annually, according to state records.

It was not transparent Wednesday if Rimbert had defended an attorney.

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