MANAHAWKIN POLICE REPORT: Insurance Fraud
Richard Smrkovsky reported his vehicle stolen on March 7 to his insurance agency
A Manahawkin man was charged Wednesday with insurance fraud.
Richard Smrkovsky reported his vehicle stolen on March 7 to his insurance agency. On Wednesday, Smrkovsky drove the same reportedly stolen vehicle to Enterprise Car Rental in an attempt to rent another vehicle.
Enterprise contacted Smrkovsky’s insurance company, who confirmed it was still reported as stolen. Enterprise contacted Stafford Police, who responded to the scene and ultimately arrested Smrkovsky for insurance fraud.
Smrkovsky was issued a summons and released pending court. Also, while on scene, Officer Samaritano arrested Christopher Smrkovsky, brother of Richard Smrkovsky for a warrant out of Lacey. Richard Smrkovsky was released into the custody of Lacey Twp. Police.
A woman was arrested this week during a motor vehicle stop on Route 72 and milepost 26.5 for multiple outstanding warrants totaling $491.00.
On March 10 at approximately 4:50 p.m., Sharon A. Embley was transported to the Stafford Township Police Department where she was processed and released on bail. The arresting officer was Patrolman Giovanni DeMarco.