Caroga highway superintendent charged with insurance fraud

July 02, 2019 12:24 PM

CAROGA - The highway superintendent in the town of Caroga has been arrested and charged with insurance fraud and official misconduct.

Troopers say 63-year-old Steve Putman took damaged parts off a town truck, put them on another truck, then submitted a false claim to the town's insurance company to get the truck repaired. 

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The investigation started at the request of the Town of Caroga Board and town attorney.

Putnam is due back in court next month.


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