Reynoldsville Man Accused of Insurance Fraud Waives Hearing

REYNOLDSVILLE, Pa. (EYT) – A Reynoldsville man accused of committing insurance fraud following two separate motor vehicle accidents waived his preliminary hearing this week.

According to court documents, the following charges against 31-year-old Andrew J. Keller, of Reynoldsville, were waived for court on Tuesday, September 11:

– False/Fraud/Incomplete Insurance Claim, Felony 3
– Theft By Deception-False Impression, Felony 3

Charges have been transferred to the Jefferson County Court of Common Pleas.

Keller remains free on $25,000.00 unsecured bail.

Details of the case:

According to a criminal complaint, an investigation concerning Andrew J. Keller was initiated by the Western Regional Office of the Insurance Fraud Section of the Office of Attorney General following a referral submitted by an employee of Progressive Insurance Company.

The investigation revealed that Keller was involved in an accident on July 19, 2017, in which his vehicle, a 2000 Dodge 2500 pickup, was rear-ended by a known individual insured by Progressive Insurance, the complaint states.

The investigation also revealed that Keller’s vehicle was involved in a separate accident after July 19, 2017.

According to the complaint, Kellar attempted to add the damages from the second accident onto the estimate from the initial accident in order to have Progressive Insurance pay for the additional damages.

Based on the investigation, Keller was arraigned at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 21, in Magisterial District Judge David B. Inzana’s office.

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