LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WIVB) — A Niagara Falls man was put in jail after he was charged with third degree insurance fraud.
Police say Kevin A. Ashby, 40, was charged with the class D felony, along with third degree attempted grand larceny and first degree falsifying business records — class E felonies — after an insurance company contacted the New York State Police.
Troopers say the insurance company came to them about a potentially fraudulent claim about a burglary he reported to the Niagara Falls Police Department. Police say in a following investigation, they discovered that Ashby provided false documents to the insurance company, and reported an inflated figure of $32,000 to them.
Ashby was placed in the Niagara County Jail on $5,000 cash bail. He’ll return to court on Jan. 28.