Motorcycle insurance scammer given three year sentence
The Woodbridge man who turned his motorcycle into a theft-insurance cash cow heads to prison for three years.
Lew Alicock, 32, was given the full term that New Jersey prosecutors sought for his April guilty pleas to two counts of insurance fraud.
Alicock admitted paying a repair shop to take parts off his Yamaha bike in May 2013, then filing a theft claim with Pacific Specialty Insurance Company, which paid him $5,512,96. His claim related that the motorcycle was stripped while parked in front of his mother's house in Irvington.
Four days after filing, he returned to the shop and directed a mechanic to reattach the parts.
In November of the same year, Alicock tried the same scheme with Rider Insurance, claiming that parts from the bike worth more than $1,000 were taken while it was housed in Newark. Rider rejected the claim.
The sentencing judge in Trenton also ordered Alicock to repay the full amount of the claims settlement back to Pacific Specialty.
Anyone with concerns about insurance cheating can report it anonymously to the Attorney General's Insurance Fraud portal, or to 1-877-55-FRAUD.