Weston man accused of car insurance fraud

A Weston man is accused of taking nearly $ 300,000 from insurance companies by filing claims for other people’;s visitors accidents.

David Glincher, 47, was charged with 25 counts of insurance fraud, 22 counts of grand theft, 19 counts of uttering forged instruments and 1 count of a seldom utilized first-degree felony: aggravated white collar crime, according to the workplace of Florida Chief Economic Officer Jeff Atwater.

Glincher was launched from Broward County Jail on $ 29,500 bond, county records display. He could not be reached for comment Wednesday at his mobile or home telephone numbers.

Glincher is accused of making use of his enterprise, Car Reduction Claims Consultants, to get copies of crash reports and then to send fliers to the victims.

In the letter, Glincher urged people to file “diminished-worth” insurance coverage claims, mentioned Capt. John Dygon of the south central area of the Division of Insurance coverage Fraud for the Florida Division of Fiscal Providers.

That type of declare allows victims to recover the big difference amongst a car’;s worth ahead of the accident and after repairs. It can be filed individually from other claims in the very same accident.

Even if people did not speak to Glincher to comprehensive the declare kind, he employed details from the accident reviews to file claims — and had the checks sent to his company, Dygon mentioned.

Generally, “he would get a handful of thousand bucks” per claim, Dygon said.

An insurer reported Glincher’;s business to the state following it received 5 suspicious claims, the captain explained.

An investigation identified that Glincher had forged 19 signatures of victims with out their knowing a declare had been filed in their identify, in accordance to an affidavit from Detective Paul Shepard in the insurance fraud division.

Tanisha White, who now lives outside South Florida, mentioned she was one of those victims. White said she didn’;t know a diminished-value claim had been filed for her after a 2012 accident until investigators contacted her.

“I never ever received the check,” she mentioned.

Alternatively, she mentioned she settled with the insurer of the man who had hit her and received payment from that company.

Employees Author Wayne K. Roustan contributed to this report.

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