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Indiana Prosecutors Say Company Damaged Roof in Hail Scam

 Wednesday, June 8, 2011

 Insurance Journal

Marion County, Indiana prosecutors say a company that offered to inspect roofs for hail damage after a 2006 storm tried to scam insurance companies by having employees damage roofs. Prosecutors say CPM Construction offered free wind- or hail-damage inspections to potential customers following a massive hailstorm that damaged thousands of Indianapolis roofs in 2006. Company employees would then cause damage to shingles and siding, bending them, scraping them with coins or hitting them with golf balls in socks, according to court records. The company then tried to arrange insurance claims to pay for repairs, prosecutors say.