WARSAW — Officers with the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office say a Warsaw man staged the theft of his own car in order to receive the insurance money and that he had additional plans to sell the vehicle’s parts.
Adam C. Pamer, Jr., 43, 407 North CR 450E, Warsaw, is charged with insurance fraud, a level 6 felony.
According to an affidavit of probable cause from sheriff’s deputies, officers responded to Pamer’s residence on April 18 to investigate the theft of Pamer’s 2015 Hyundai Sonata, which Pamer said was taken from his driveway.
Police say Pamer’s wife called them 11 days later and reported that the car was in fact never stolen and that Pamer had reported the bogus theft in order to receive insurance money. She said her husband reported the car stolen to the insurance company. She added that she and her husband owed more money on the car than the vehicle was worth and said she pressured her husband to retrieve the vehicle. She told officers her husband went to Chicago and brought the car back to Kosciusko County.
Police reported interviewing Pamer, who reportedly told officers he planned to receive the insurance money as a result of the theft and that he then planned to sell parts off the vehicle. He reportedly told officers that $17,800 is still owed on the vehicle. Police reported talking to the insurance company and that it was confirmed that Pamer filled out a stolen vehicle form with the company.
Pamer was booked in the Kosciusko County Jail on May 15 on $10,000 surety bond.