TV Report: Auto repair shop owner pleads not guilty to insurance fraud charges
EVERETT, Mass. — The owner of an auto body repair shop pleaded not guilty to dozens of charges, including insurance fraud.
Adam Haddad, 42, who owns Accurate Collision in Worcester and ADH Collision in Everett, made a court appearance Tuesday.
The Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office accused Haddad of damaging his customer’s cars so he could inflate the bills he sent to insurance companies.
According to the attorney general’s office, Haddad was caught on surveillance video using mallets, sledgehammers and a piece of wood to damage cars at his Everett shop.
The attorney general’s office said he stole more than $170,000 from various insurance companies.
Haddad’s attorney told WCVB that he is not aware of the evidence to support the indictments. He also said Haddad is anxious to defend himself against these charges.
Massachusetts auto body shop owner charged with intentionally damaging cars
BOSTON (AP) — Authorities say the owner of two Massachusetts auto body shops has been charged with using sledgehammers and mallets to further damage cars he was repairing in order to get higher insurance payouts.
Attorney General Maura Healey announced Monday that 42-year-old Adam Haddad, of Shrewsbury, has been indicted on 42 charges, including 18 counts of insurance fraud.
Authorities say Haddad owns Accurate Collision Inc. in Worcester and ADH Collision of Boston Inc. in Everett.
The attorney general says surveillance footage from one those locations shows him using mallets, sledgehammers, and pieces of wood to intentionally damage to five customers’ vehicles to inflate appraisal repair quotes. He would then allegedly pocket the insurance payout and not complete repairs.
Haddad tells the Telegram & Gazette that the charges ‘‘are news to me.’’