Silver Spring man sentenced to 5 months in insurance scheme

July 20, 1996|By John Rivera | John Rivera,SUN STAFF

A Silver Spring physical therapist was sentenced to five months in prison and five months of home detention yesterday in federal court for his role in a scheme that staged accidents to collect claims from insurance companies.

Harold Wilson, 32, of the 8100 block of Cedargate Place in Glendale also was sentenced to two years of probation by U.S. District Judge Herbert N. Maletz. Wilson pleaded guilty to a count of mail fraud on Feb. 6.

Wilson, who was part-owner of Dimensions Health Care, was convicted of supplying medical claims forms and backup jTC medical reports to accompany the forms to Andrew Nunoo-Quarcoo, a Silver Spring attorney who has since been disbarred, the FBI said.

The claim sought to defraud GEICO Insurance Co. and Hertz Truck Leasing Co. for a traffic accident that was staged on April 12, 1993, in Beltsville.

Nunoo-Quarcoo and three people convicted of mail fraud have served their sentences. A fourth man is serving 18 months in a London jail for marijuana possession and will be prosecuted on mail fraud charges after his release.

Pub Date: 7/20/96

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