New Jersey Man Facing Prison Time After Faking Heart Attack

December 10, 2018 - 3:07 pm

TRENTON, N.J. (WCBS 880) — A New Jersey man accused of pretending he'd had a heart attack and stroke could face up to ten-years in prison.

Todd Eckel, of Pompton Lakes, is charged with filing false insurance documents.

State Attorney General Gurbir Grewal says Eckel collected $60,000 from a life insurance policy by making-up his health problems.

The papers show Eckel also pretended to have Parkinson's disease and heart disease before the insurance company reached out to law enforcement.

He was indicted by a grand jury in Trenton on Thursday, Grewal said.

In addition to 10 years in prison, Eckel also faces fines over $150,000.