Two NJ Transit conductors have been accused of running an $880,000 insurance fraud scheme that prosecutors say also involved a other staffers at the public transit agency.
David A. Rasmussen, 55, and Raymond Giovanne, 33, both of Woodbridge, were each charged with one count of conspiracy to commit insurance fraud and one count of theft by deception, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens said.
Rasmussen has been a member of the NJ Transit board as a union-recommended delegate.
Suzanne Rasmussen, 52, wife of David Rasmussen, has been charged with the same offenses, according to the prosecutor.
The Rasmussens were arrested at their home, while Giovanne was arrested at NJ Transit headquarters in Newark.
Giovanne is the Rasmussens’ nephew, from Suzanne Rasmussen’s side of the family.
All three are accused of running a “pyramid style prescription scam” targeting NJ State Blue Cross/Blue Shield, which provides health insurance coverage to…