- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 24, 2018

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - A West Virginia man has been sentenced to one year and nine months in federal prison for filing false insurance claims totaling more than $354,000.

Thirty-six-year-old Daniel Lichtman of Kearneysville was sentenced for mail fraud Tuesday in federal court in Martinsburg. Lichtman was ordered to pay full restitution.

He was accused of making fraudulent business insurance claims for damages to equipment from power surges that didn’t occur. Authorities say he also created false invoices for repairs and used fictitious names.

Prosecutors say the crime occurred in November 2013 in Berkeley County.

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