Cops put brakes on 2 BK auto-shop fraud suspects

Police say two people have been arrested for fraud after allegedly damaging cars at a Borough Park auto shop to get bigger payouts from insurance

BROOKLYN - Police say two people have been arrested for fraud after allegedly damaging cars at a Borough Park auto shop to get bigger payouts from insurance companies.

Kings County District Attorney Charles Hynes says auto-insurance company GEICO alerted his office about the alleged racket at Perfect Collision on 60th Street, prompting an investigation. He says a raid at owner Elie Berger's home then turned up $700,000 in cash.

Prosecutors say Berger faces 14 years behind bars if convicted. His alleged accomplice, Hershy Greenberger, faces up to seven years.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

News 12's Dan Serafin visited Lincoln High School 1 Lincoln H.S. alumnus plays in Sweet 16 of NCAA Tourney
VIDEO: Brooklyn artist pays tribute to slain EMT 2 VIDEO: Brooklyn artist pays tribute to slain EMT
The Harlem Globtrotters paid a visit to children 3 Harlem Globetrotters visit children at Brooklyn Hospital
The Center for Disease Control has a few 4 12 on Health: CDC offers healthy travel tips
Dozens of people were arrested across the borough 5 Dozens arrested in 'Operation Hardball' drug takedown

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE