A former Greenwich resident stands accused of assuming his father's identity and pulling off dozens of fraudulent medical insurance claims that totalled more than $50,000.
According to Greenwich Police spokesman Lt. Kraig Gray, the suspect filed the fake medical claims which date back to March 2009 in which he claimed "to be himself and his father ... that he visited doctors, submitted claims for payments but instead of the checks going to the doctors" the suspect kept the money. Police said that Johnathan H. Plunkett, 46, of 912 5th Ave., New York City, used his ex-wife's medical insurance to file the claims.
Plunkett, who formerly lived in Greenwich, surrendered Oct. 21 to Greenwich Police who obtained an arrest warrant charging him with 44 counts of 3rd-degree identity theft; 43 counts of 2nd-degree forgery, and one count each of 1st-degree larceny and criminal attempt. He posted a $10,000 bond and is scheduled to appear Oct. 31 in state Superior Court in Stamford.