Five businesses and nine individuals in Westchester County and the Bronx, New York, were charged on Dec. 9, 2020, with enterprise corruption for defrauding insurance companies. (Photo: Shutterstock) 

Nine individuals and five body shops in New York are facing charges in connection with a car insurance fraud ring caught in a takedown dubbed “Operation Sledgehammer.”

A two-year investigation found that ring members, who operated in lower Westchester County and the Bronx, defrauded insurance companies by enhancing motor vehicle damage and falsifying insurance claims.

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Heather A. Turner

Heather A. Turner is the managing editor of ALM's NU Property & Casualty Group. She can be reached at [email protected].

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