Prosecutor: Man fakes fall for insurance money

WOODBRIDGE, NJ (AP) — Police have arrested a New Jersey man who they said faked a slip and fall at a business to get insurance money.

Prosecutors said the 57-year-old Randolph man was subcontracted to work at a company in Woodbridge when he faked the fall in 2018.

Authorities said surveillance video captured the man grabbing ice and throwing it on the floor before lying down.

They said the man waited until he was discovered, and then he filed an insurance claim for hospital treatment.

The man was arrested January 15 and charged with insurance fraud and theft by deception.

He is scheduled to appear in court on February 7.