December 22, 2010

Mary Evano - Jailed After Eating Glass For Years To Defraud Insurance Companies Out Of Thousands

Boston Massachusetts (The Weekly Vice) - Mary Evano, a 49-year-old Massachusetts woman was sentenced Tuesday to four years in jail after she and her husband ate shards of glass in a plot to defraud insurance companies out of more than $200,000.

According to Federal prosecutors, Evano and her husband defrauded insurance companies out of more than $200,000 between 1997 and 2005, after they claimed to have been injured by restaurants, hotels and grocery stores that served them food with glass particles.

Investigators say Evano and her husband deliberately ingested food they had sprinkled with shards of glass in order to file medical claims. In other instances the couple just claimed to have found glass in the food they had purchased.

The alleged scam reportedly included establishments located in Massachusetts, Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C..

Evano was sentenced to four years in jail and was ordered to pay $340,000 in restitution. Evano's husband, Ronald, 52, was convicted on similar charges and sentenced to five years in prison.

The couple also incurred more than $100,000 in medical bills that remain unpaid.

Danny Vice
The Weekly Vice

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