Louisiana Windshield Repair Technician Arrested for Insurance Fraud
May 22, 2009

A windshield repair technician in Gonzales, La., was arrested last week by the Louisiana State Police Insurance Fraud Unit for allegedly double-billing insurance companies for repairs, according to information from the Louisiana State Police. Bradley M. Businger, 26, worked for Crack Attack up until December 2008. The police alleged that, during his time with the company, he submitted nearly 30 invoices for repairs he never performed. Both Allstate Insurance and AIG issued complaints to the Louisiana State Police Insurance Fraud Unit, which led to the investigation.

According to the report, Businger is alleged to have forged policyholders' signatures to show that they had authorized the work, and the insurers paid approximately $1,919 for the false claims between February and December 2008.

On May 8, Insurance Fraud Unit Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Businger and he was arrested on May 15 and booked in East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on 28 counts of insurance fraud pertaining to auto policies, five counts of forgery, and two counts of felony theft.

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