New York State
James J. Wrynn Superintendent of Insurance 25 Beaver Street New York, N.Y. 10004
|ISSUED 4/01/2010||FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
A Rochester man who filed a fraudulent $1,200 insurance claim after authorities found him standing next to his burning car was arrested Tuesday, the New York State Insurance Department reported.
Timothy McNulty, 45, of Galwood Drive, is accused of filing the claim with Hanover Insurance for the loss of his car in December. McNulty filed the claim after Rochester police and firefighters found him standing near his burned 1997 Nissan Altima.
Investigators from the Insurance Department’s Frauds Bureau and the Monroe County Sheriff’s office said McNulty was found with minor burns to his arms and gave authorities various accounts about what had happened. A gas can was found in the back seat of the car.
McNulty is charged with fourth degree insurance fraud. He could be sentenced to up to three years in prison if he is convicted. A hearing will be scheduled in Monroe County Court.