NJ Prosecutors: Adjuster Defrauded Insurance Firms
State prosecutors say a licensed public adjuster in northern New Jersey defrauded clients and insurance companies out of more than $36,000 by billing for repairs that were never done.
Sheena Clarke of Englewood faces numerous charges -- including insurance fraud, forgery and theft -- in the indictment made public Tuesday. It was recently handed up by an Essex County grand jury.
Prosecutors say the 59-year-old Clarke submitted fraudulent property damage claims to four insurance companies between July 2005 and August 2010. She also allegedly forged the endorsement of reimbursement checks totaling more than $36,000 from the firms.
The claims involved properties in Paterson, Newark, Irvington and East Orange.
A phone message left for Clarke on Tuesday afternoon was not immediately returned. It's not known if she's retained a lawyer.
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