A man from New Jersey thought that his plan to stage a dramatic fall to file an insurance claim was completely foolproof. However, he forgot just one little detail—the surveillance camera.
In a video that has gone wild on Facebook, the man was caught red-handed after a surveillance camera caught him throwing ice on the floor at his workplace before staging a fake fall.
The video which was posted by the New Jersey Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office shows 57-year-old Alexander Goldinsky looking around his company’s break room.
He then throws the ice on the floor.
The footage later shows Goldinsky taking a brief pause as he looks at the ice before deliberately tumbles on the floor.
“The investigation revealed that Goldinsky purposely threw the ice on the floor in the cafeteria at his workplace, placed himself on the ground, and waited until he was discovered,” the Prosecutor’s Office said.
The man then filed an insurance claim for the ambulance service and treatment that he received for his injuries in a local hospital.
He was arrested in January over the incident which took place between September 1 and November 1, 2018. He was later charged with one count of theft by deception and insurance fraud.
However, he insisted that the incident was purely an accident. “Yes, I was brought to the police department,” he said before saying, “I didn’t do it, it was a mistake,” when asked about his action of throwing the ice on the floor.
Nevertheless, investigators believe that the footage speaks for itself.
“Fraudulent claims cost everyone and we will aggressively prosecute those who illegally manipulate the system,” prosecutor Andrew C. Carey said.
Watch the footage here