When police showed up at Harry Schmidts home on the outskirts of Pittsburgh, he thought they were there to help.AutoSpecial Investigations
e was still mourning the disappearance of the beloved forest green Ford F-150 pickup that hed customized with a gun storage cabinet, and he hoped the cops had solved the crime.
Instead, the officers accused him of faking the theft. The Vietnam veteran was now facing up to seven years in prison.
Schmidt was stunned, but he was even more upset when he found out who had turned him in.
Erie Insurance, one of the nations largest auto insurers, had not only provided the cops with evidence against its own loyal customer it had actively worked with them to try to convict him of insurance fraud.