Erie County Sheriff's Deputy admits to insurance fraud

Deputy is currently on unpaid administrative leave
Erie County Sheriff's Deputy admits to insurance fraud
Posted at 8:23 PM, Jul 07, 2016

An Erie County Sheriff's Deputy could spend a year in jail after pleading guilty to insurance fraud.

According to the Erie County District Attorney's Office, 43-year-old Keith Capodicasa crashed his vehicle into another car, then reported it stolen back in June of 2015.

Investigators say after 30 days, Capodicasa received a check for more than $21,000 from his insurance company. Two days later, prosecutors say, his original car turned up in the Buffalo City Court parking ramp with a ticket stamped with the date of June 9, 2015

Capodicasa is now on administrative leave without pay, pending an internal investigation.

Prosecutors say Capodicasa has made full restitution.  The Orchard Park man faces up to a year in jail when he's sentenced in August.



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