A New Jersey man has been charged with insurance fraud after being caught on a surveillance camera faking a workplace fall.
News sources say 57-year-old Alexander Goldinsky was also charged with one count of theft by deception by the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office.
Goldinsky is seen on a video - which has been widely disseminated by the media – tossing ice on the floor of his company’s break room, and then positioning himself on the ground. He subsequently filed a false insurance claim for the ambulance service and hospital costs associated with his alleged injuries.
"Fraudulent claims cost everyone and we will aggressively prosecute those who illegally manipulate the system," prosecutor Andrew C. Carey said in a statement.