Friday, 11 September 2015

Fishkill woman arrested for insurance fraud

BEACON – A Fishkill woman was arrested Thursday as a result of an insurance fraud investigation, according to police.
State police Bureau of Criminal Investigation from the Wappinger barracks arrested Town of Fishkill resident Raquel Estrada-Moschetto, 51, for third-degree grand larceny, third degree insurance fraud, and second-degree forged instrument, all class D felonies.
The arrest came after an investigation that revealed that from December of 2014 to May of 2015, Estrada-Moschetto fraudulently cashed numerous insurance checks made payable to a deceased person by forging signatures of the deceased person, according to police. The checks had a total value of over $8,000.
Estrada-Moschetto was arraigned at the City of Beacon Court and was remanded to the Dutchess County Jail in lieu of $20,000 cash or $40,000 bond. Her next court appearance is scheduled for Sept 16.
State police were assisted by the New York State Department of Financial Services Criminal Investigations Unit.
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