Wednesday, 04 June 2014 00:00

41 Charged in $5M Fraud Scheme Using Deer Carcasses to Stage Auto Accidents in Philadelphia

 People wandering through Ron Galati's South Philadelphia auto-body shop could be forgiven for thinking they'd stumbled upon an urban hunting lodge, says a report in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

There were deer heads mounted on the walls and carcasses, fur, and blood stored in the back.

In reality, says Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams, the shop was an elaborate staging area for a $5 million scheme that defrauded auto insurance companies and involved a police officer and city worker.

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