Jersey City NJ May 12 2022 A second Jersey City school district security guard has been charged with submitting fraudulent insurance claims, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said.
A security guard employed by the Jersey City Public Schools was arrested by members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Insurance Fraud Unit for submitting fraudulent medical claims to her insurance company.
Shalonda Bullock, 34, of Jersey City, has been charged with one count of second-degree insurance fraud when she was arrested by members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Insurance Fraud Unit at her place of employment Tuesday. Bullock was released on a summons pending her first court appearance.
An investigation revealed Bullock submitted multiple fraudulent claims for payment to AFLAC insurance between 2019 and 2021. The policy was obtained through her employment at the Jersey City school district, Suarez said.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with additional information is asked to call the Insurance Fraud Unit at 201-795-6000, ext. 6634.
In late March, another school district security guard, Kaquan Vanliew, 34, was charged with receiving $17,000 from his AFLAC insurance policy obtained through his employment with the district. Suarez said he submitted more than 50 fraudulent medical claims between 2018 and 2021.
Both security guards have been suspended without pay, Interim Superintendent Norma Fernandez said. Bullock and Vanliew worked together at School 23, and Bullock was working at School 30 when she was arrested.