- Associated Press - Friday, September 15, 2017

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - Federal authorities say a 36-year-old Kearneysville man has pleaded guilty to mail fraud, admitting he filed false insurance claims for more than $354,000 in 2013 in Berkeley County.

According to prosecutors, Daniel Lichtman could face up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine at sentencing.

He was accused of making fraudulent business insurance claims for damages to equipment from power surges that didn’t occur.

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Authorities say he also created false invoices for repairs and used fictitious names.

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