A report of alleged insurance fraud comes from Watertown, NY. Timmy A. Barrows and Victoria J. Barrows of Constableville, NY were arrested last week on charges of insurance fraud.
The couple lost a home in a fire in September of 2009. They had made an insurance claim for the damage through their insurance company, New York Central Mutual Insurance. As part of the claim, they sought benefits available under the “additional living expense” section of the policy, and produced rent receipts for a residence they said they were renting. The lease agreement was apparently false, and they had been living elsewhere during the period of repair, apparently pocketing the $17,360 in expense payments made by the insurance company.
Victoria Barrows was charged with second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, third-degree insurance fraud and first-degree falsifying business records. Timmy Barrows has been charged with fifth-degree conspiracy.