Man accused of faking slip and fall at New Jersey business

WOODBRIDGE, N.J. -- A New Jersey man was arrested and charged after officials say he purposely threw ice on a floor of business in order to fake a slip and fall.

The Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office says 57-year-old Alexander Goldinsky, of Randolph, was subcontracted to work at a company in Woodbridge and allegedly orchestrated the scam in its break room.

Surveillance video from 2018 shows the suspect fill a cup with ice. He then uses the cup to toss the ice on the floor. Goldinsky shuffles toward the ice and uses a nearby counter to help him "slip and fall" onto the floor.

Officials say Goldinsky waited on the ground until he was discovered. They say he then filed a false insurance claim for the ambulance service and treatment he received at a local hospital for injuries he claimed.

Goldinsky was arrested on January 15 and charged with insurance fraud and theft by deception. His court appearance is scheduled for next Thursday in New Brunswick Superior Court.

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