Erie couple charged with insurance fraud
|By Tim Hahn, Erie Times-News, Pa.|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
Police say the Whitcombs received
The Whitcombs submitted a claim for
Police said the Whitcombs' insurance company asked for proof of the loss, and the couple submitted three online orders. The insurance company and Spizarny contacted the online stores, and they learned that the orders were canceled and items were never shipped, according to the affidavit.
Spizarny said an investigator for the insurance company spoke to the Whitcombs' landlord, who told the investigator that she had gone to the Whitcombs' new home in
The Whitcombs had said their property lost in that burglary was boxed up to move, but they didn't have a new place to move into at the time, Spizarny said.
Spizarny said he also went to their new residence on
The Whitcombs were arraigned by
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