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Judge blasts APD’s handling of PFA case

Prospect of submitting insurance claim a ‘horrendous’ example of fraud, Peoples says, but police deny insurance was mentioned

August 2, 2013
By Phil Ray ( , The Altoona Mirror

HOLLIDAYSBURG - Senior Judge Thomas G. Peoples is calling for an investigation into the way Altoona police handled a protection-from-abuse case in June because, the judge said, it appeared an officer might have been telling an alleged victim to commit insurance fraud.

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