YORK — A York woman is accused of making false reports in attempts to get insurance money and medication.

Susan Schulz, 51, of rural York has pleaded not guilty of felony insurance fraud and misdemeanor false reporting. She was arraigned in York County District Court last week.

York County Sheriff Dale Radcliff said the cases stem from two separate incidents.

In the first, she told the Sheriff’s Office that her house had been burglarized and a computer, medication, jewelry, cash and other items were taken. Radcliff said Schulz attempted to file a claim with an insurance company to recoup the value of the stolen property.

“The problem was that there was never a crime,” the sheriff said. He did not say how officials discovered the story was made up.

In a separate situation, Radcliff said, Schulz went to York General Hospital saying she’d been in a car accident and needed medication for back pain. Radcliff said that no accident had been reported to his department and that Schulz was uninjured.

“We also have evidence that she’s been to a number of other hospitals with the same false reporting of accidents that never happened, just to get medications,” Radcliff said.

If convicted, Schulz could face up to 21 years in prison and $26,000 in fines.

— World-Herald News Service

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