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Rome man accused of giving false information in insurance claim

ROME, N.Y. (WKTV) - A Rome man is accused of fraudulently collecting $6,000 in no-fault lost wage benefits, the New York State Insurance Department said.

According to the NYS Insurance Department, State Police have charged Daniel J. Weisenburger, 36, of Sleepy Hollow Road in Rome following an investigation by the Insurance Department's Frauds Bureau into a no-fault insurance claim Weisenburger submitted after a December 8, 2009 car accident.

Investigators said that Weisenburger gave false information to Nationwide Insurance Company stating that he was going to start a new job at a Rome tavern and that injuries he suffered in the accident prevented him from doing so.

Weisenburger was charged with insurance fraud and falsifying business records.

He could be sentenced to seven years in prison if he is convicted.

A hearing is expected to be scheduled in Oneida County Court.

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