A New Jersey man was sentenced to 2 years probation for insurance coverage fraud after he faked a slip-and-fall accident that was caught on tape, authorities mentioned Wednesday.
Alexander Goldinsky, who lives in Randolph, about 40 miles west of New York Metropolis, claimed he had fallen within the cafeteria at his job in Woodbridge final yr, Middlesex County prosecutors said.
However surveillance video confirmed how Goldinsky filled a cup with ice from a drink dispenser, appeared to verify nobody was round, after which deliberately spilled cubes on the ground. He then lowered himself to the bottom and acquired on his again to feign slipping on the ice, footage confirmed.
Goldinsky, 58, “positioned himself on the bottom, and waited till he was found,” in keeping with an announcement by prosecutors. “Thereafter, he sought medical consideration claiming a head harm and he precipitated false claims to be submitted to the insurance coverage firm.”
He may also must carry out 14 hours of neighborhood service and pay $563 in restitution for the false insurance coverage declare he filed between Sept. 1 and Nov. 1 of final yr, prosecutors mentioned. He pleaded responsible on Aug. 16.