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

Barre originates from ballet, and similarly aims to 1 Ready, Set, Fit: Barre
Barre originates from ballet, and similarly aims to 2 Ready, Set, Fit: Barre
The Download: Tech News for 1/7 3 The Download: Tech News for 1/7
2 people were killed and 1 man is 4 2 killed, 1 in stable condition after Gabreski Airport plane crash
Mount St. Michael wins CHSAA Archdiocesan title 5 Mount St. Michael wins CHSAA Archdiocesan title

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