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Man accused of forging insurance papers

By Staff | May 7, 2013

HUGHESVILLE – Thomas J. Drevenak, 40, kof 167 N. Fourth Street in Hughesville has been charged with forgery, insurance fraud, attempted insurance fraud and attempted theft by deception. He faces felony and misdemeanor charges for allegedly forging his sister’s signature on a Prudential Financial life insurance policy that altered ownership and primary beneficiary of the policy, according to Jennifer Harrison, a special agent with the state Attorney General’s Office.

The alleged offenses occurred in January 2012 when Drevenak forged the signature of his sister, Penny Sines, on documents that changed the ownership of the policy to himself.

Harrison also accused Drevenak of making false statements to Prudential in support of a claim in an attempt to obtain more than $2,000 in insurance benefits to which “he was not entitled.”

Following his arraignment before District Judge Jon E. Kemp, Drevenak was released on $25,000 bail.