Niagara Falls man jailed on insurance fraud charges

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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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