Delvalle, 36, was also given four years of probation by state Superior Court Judge Robert J. Mega in Elizabeth. Mega ordered Delvalle to serve the jail time at the end of his probationary term.
Delvalle’s sentence is based on his Jan. 17 guilty plea to third-degree insurance fraud. The charge was contained in a Union County grand jury indictment returned on Sept. 23. In pleading guilty, Delvalle admitted that between Oct. 1 and Nov. 11, 2010, he made false statements in support of an insurance claim submitted to Allstate Insurance Co. that his 2009 Honda Civic had been stolen. In an attempt to fraudulently collect approximately $14,000 from Allstate, Delvalle submitted fraudulent documents and made recorded statements in connection with the claim for reimbursement.
An investigation by the state Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor revealed that Delvalle reported to the Linden police that he parked his Honda outside a movie theater in Linden at 8:45 p.m. on Oct. 1, 2010 and when he returned at 11:30 p.m, the car had been stolen. The investigation revealed that the Newark police found the vehicle abandoned and stripped at 5:34 p.m., three hours before Delvalle purportedly parked the car in Linden.
Deputy Attorney General James A. Carey Jr. and Detectives Nicole Eiker and Megan Flanagan handled the case.
--TOM HESTER SR., NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM