Fire Official Charged with False Claim

| May 7, 2021

The Rio Grande Fire Department in Cape May NJ is in the middle of a controversy.   It seems that one of their officials has been accused of filing a false claim with police and is charged with insurance fraud.

Fire official charged with filing false hit-and-run report, authorities say

A fire prevention official in Cape May County has been charged with filing a false police report over a crash involving a government-owned vehicle, officials said Tuesday.

Daniel DeSimone, 45, an official with the Rio Grande Fire Prevention and Inspection Bureau in Middle Township, reported a hit and run crash Dec. 9 involving a 2019 Chevy Tahoe owned by the commission, according to prosecutors and police.

DeSimone said the SUV had been struck while parked in a lot, according to Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland and Middle Township Police Chief Christopher Leusner.

However, investigators determined that the vehicle was actually involved in a crash on Dec. 8, during a meeting at the Rio Grande Fire Department, Sutherland said in a statement.

In a similar article about the same incident…

Rio Grande Fire Official Facing Charges For Fake Accident Claim

Pro Tip: If you’re going to try to get a leg up over your insurance company or the authorities after an accident, be prepared to face some major consequences. In other words, insurance fraud is bad. So is a false claim to the police.

You’re probably reading this and saying to yourself “yeah, no duh”. Well, that lesson is currently being learned by a fire prevention official in Cape May County. NJ.com reports that an official associated with the Rio Grande Fire Prevention and Inspection Bureau is facing charges after reporting a false accident claim which stated that the government vehicle in his possession was involved in a hit-and-run.

Daniel DeSimone stated in his original claim that the vehicle had been hit while parked in a parking lot. Investigators have now come to find out, however, that what really happened is shaping up to be a different story entirely. Apparently, the commission-owned Chevy Tahoe was in an accident after a meeting with the Rio Grande Fire Department a day before the claim was filed.

To make a long story short, the authorities are claiming the hit-and-run never happened.

Kind of difficult to make a living in a town where the public needs to trust you… and you lose that trust.

OK, I’ll spit out the cliche that you’re all thinking – Liar, liar, pants on fire!

I’m ashamed of myself for that.  But hey, we’ll keep an open mind and see what the investigation turns up.

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  1. KoB says:

    This fool needs to order him some asbestos britches for his lying ass. Insurance companies (nor do police departments) like false claims. Hell, insurance companies don’t even like legit claims and will leave no stone unturned looking to keep from paying.

    Dumbass!

  2. President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neanderthal B Woodman Domestic Violent Extremist SuperStraight says:

    New Joisy. Natch, it HADDA be New Joisy. Any serprizes dere? Didn’ tink so.

    • Hack Stone says:

      South Jersey, Hack Stone’s neck of the woods (same area code when Hack lived there). Maybe he can put in his retirement papers, relocate to Merritt Island Florida, and land a job with All Points Logistics as some type of safety inspector.

  3. A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

    Dat’s Nooh Joizey foah youse!

    • President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neanderthal B Woodman Domestic Violent Extremist SuperStraight says:

      Wells, EXCUUUUUUUUUUUSE ME!

  4. Fyrfighter says:

    Well,

    I’m certainly willing to let the investigation / trial play out. If he’s innocent, exonerate him ASAP, if guilty, burn his ass down just as quick!