We all dream about retiring young, though most probably won’t risk a stay behind bars to achieve it. That, however, wasn’t the case for one New Jersey man however who’s comically bad attempt at insurance fraud was caught on tape.
57-year-old Alexander Goldinsky was working as a subcontractor in Woodbridge, New Jersey when apparently he decided it was time to hang up his khakis and retire off into the sunset.
However, Goldinsky’s master plan didn’t go quite as expected:
FAKE FALL? A New Jersey man accused of pretending to fall is now being charged with insurance fraud. So was it fake? We'll let you be the judge on this one. https://t.co/3PjGkUvUTZ pic.twitter.com/BJwa2lW9wI— KRON4 News (@kron4news) February 1, 2019
In security footage released this week by the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, Goldinsky can clearly be seen attempting to stage a slip and fall accident in the cafeteria of All Gold Industries, the Woodbridge company where he worked last Fall.
After tossing a cup of ice on the floor, Goldinsky steadies himself on the counter before he slowly lowers himself to the floor and waits to be found.
Goldinsky was taken to the hospital and treated for his supposed injuries and later filed an insurance claim for a workplace injury.
After what must have been a hilarious investigation, Goldinsky was arrested on January 15th according to My Central Jersey.
Goldinsky was charged with insurance fraud and theft by deception and released on a summonses. He is scheduled to appear in Middlesex County Superior Court on Feb. 7.
“Fraudulent claims cost everyone,” said Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey in a press release. “We will aggressively prosecute those who illegally manipulate the system.”
Fraudulent insurance claims are estimated to cost Americans as much as $40 billion dollars per year, so people were happy to laugh at Goldinsky’s embarrassingly awful attempt.
OMG! Now I've seen it all! pic.twitter.com/mplTVpAQTf— Michelle Hardie (@MichelleHardie6) February 1, 2019
Hilarious and embarrassing 😂— Harjeet Sidhu (@Harjeet97804379) February 1, 2019
Though many felt it was no laughing matter.
People like him cost all of us money... he should be blacklisted by all insurance companies— La Rainne Tanchico (@lolalarainne) February 1, 2019
Throw him jail— wayne (@wayne44723214) February 2, 2019
That’s why insurance is so high— anngouthro (@anngouthro) February 1, 2019
Insurance fraud may not have worked out for Goldinsky, but with his skills he could still have a promising career as a professional athlete.
Seems legit. pic.twitter.com/mbnVLn47RD— Mark Fabela (@markdfabela) February 1, 2019
The lesson in all of this — crime doesn’t pay, especially if you are this bad at it.
A tip for potential insurance scammers: scan the area first for those pesky cameras.— mutant dog (@Gigizeez) February 1, 2019
A tough lesson to learn the hard way.