NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - One day last year, Alexander Goldinsky scattered a cup of ice on his employer's cafeteria floor, took a quick peak to make sure the coast was clear and proceeded to carefully maneuver himself to the floor to make it look as if he had fallen.
Goldinsky laid there until someone found him.
Eventually he said he had suffered a head injury and filed an insurance claim.
He might have gotten away with the hoax if not for surveillance video that showed him orchestrating the whole thing.
Goldinsky, 58, of Randolph, was sentenced on Monday by Superior Court Judge Joseph A. Paone to two years of probation and 14 hours of community service, according to a press release issued by Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Christie L. Bevacqua's office.
Goldinsky was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $563.48 to an insurance company at the time of sentencing.
The sentence was imposed after Goldinsky pleaded guilty on Aug. 16, in accordance with a plea agreement reached with Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Christine D’Elia, to third degree insurance fraud, admitting he filed a false insurance claim for injuries he said he sustained at a business located in Woodbridge Township.
The prosecution of this insurance fraud was part of the Attorney General’s statewide insurance fraud crackdown through its County Prosecutor Insurance Fraud Reimbursement Program.
At the time of the crime, Goldinsky was an independent contractor operating under the company name All Gold Industries and was subcontracted to perform work at a company in Woodbridge.
Goldinsky was arrested and charged as a result of an investigation by Det. Sean Sullivan of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office which revealed that the defendant purposely threw ice on the floor in the cafeteria at his workplace, placed himself on the ground and waited until he was discovered, according to the press release.
Later, he sought medical attention claiming a head injury and he caused false claims to be submitted to the insurance company.