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Using fake fall, SC men allegedly tried to scam tens of thousands of insurance money

Kevin Robert Desanto
Kevin Robert Desanto

Two South Carolina men are accused of attempting to obtain insurance money from an Upstate business after claiming one of them had suffered a fall in the store which the other witnessed.

Kevin Robert Desanto, 37, and William Guido Slater, 58, both of Anderson, were charged with presenting a false claim for insurance payment, value $10,000 or more, according to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.

The incident occurred on Aug. 9, 2017 at the Stop-A-Minit convenience store in Anderson County, according to SLED.

Desanto claimed to have suffered injuries in a fall at the business, according to an arrest warrant. Later, in a written statement, Desanto admitted that he had not been injured and sought medical treatment and filed an insurance claim in an effort to obtain money from the insurance company.

In the written statement, Desanto said he filed the claim at the insistence of Slater and had agreed to pay him half of the settlement, according to another arrest warrant.

Both men were booked at the Anderson County Detention Center.

SLED investigated the case at the request of the South Carolina Attorney General’s office.