Asbury Park cop, sister indicted on insurance fraud scheme
By Toniann Antonelli June 27, 2016 10:49 PM
A suspended Asbury Park police officer and his sister were indicted by a grand jury Monday in connection with an insurance fraud scheme, authorities said.
According to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, Alix Antoine, 37, a suspended 12-year veteran of the Asbury Park Police Department, was charged in a four-count indictment with second degree official misconduct, conspiracy to commit official misconduct, insurance fraud and third degree tampering with public records.
In addition, police say the suspended officer’s sister, 43-year-old Patricia Louis, a.k.a. Patricia Antoine of Clifton, was charged with second degree conspiracy to commit official misconduct and insurance fraud.
Authorities say Antoine filed false documents enabling his sister to obtain medical benefits for which she was not entitled. The papers were filed while the officer was still an active member of the Asbury Park Police Department.
According to police, the suspended officer could face a mandatory five-year state prison sentence if he’s convicted of officials misconduct, along with a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, with a statutorily mandated five-year period of parole ineligibility. In addition, police say Antoine would also be on parole for three years following his release.
Both Antoine and his sister could also face up to 10 years in prison each, on each count, if they’re convicted of the second degree offenses three to five years in prison if convicted on the third degree offenses, authorities said.
The suspended officer was ordered to surrender his passport and firearms and was released from custody on $150,000 bail. His sister was also required to surrender her passport and was released on her own recognizance, authorities said.