Mass. man face charges over broken tooth fraud

BOSTON (AP) - A Massachusetts man is accused of filing 21 fake
injury claims for the same broken tooth, pocketing at least $36,000
in insurance payments.
Attorney General Martha Coakley's office says the man injured a
tooth at a restaurant in 2002 by biting into a piece of plastic in
his salad. The eatery paid for his medical treatment.
Prosecutors say he then filed 21 false injury claims against
other restaurants, using information from the legitimate incident.
He is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday on charges of insurance
fraud, larceny and attempted larceny.
The alleged scheme was discovered by an insurance investigator.


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