The Bucks County District Attorney’s Office announced that several of its members have received the prestigious 2022 Tony Kane Award, presented by the Pennsylvania Auto Crime Investigators Association, for outstanding achievement in auto theft or fraud investigation.
Deputy District Attorney Marc J. Furber, Detective Tim Campbell and former Detective David Coyne were honored with the annual award at a banquet in Philadelphia earlier this month. They received the award for a lengthy investigation by this office and assisting agencies into the owner of the Chalfont Collision Center.
The four-year investigation found that the owner was enhancing and/or creating damage to customers’ vehicles to inflate insurance estimates. The investigation concluded that the owner submitted nearly 300 false insurance claims over several years to four insurance companies and pocketed more than $426,000 in payouts.
The owner of the collision center was charged this summer with felony counts of insurance fraud, deceptive business practices, forgery and theft by deception.
The award is named after Anthony “Tony” Kane, a former Philadelphia police officer and the founder and former president of PACIA. It is given to a group or individual who has demonstrated a successful result in an investigation where the person(s) were identified, and action of a criminal or civil nature has been instituted against them by a governmental agency or private legal action of a significant nature has been sought.