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Woman keeps ring, turns in ex-fiancé for insurance fraud

Posted January 2, 2013

— A former Durham resident was arrested Wednesday on charges that he falsely reported an engagement ring he had given to his ex-fiancée had been stolen, authorities said.

Nathan Daniel Cooperman, 40, of 218 First Ave. in New York City, was charged with one count each of insurance fraud and obtaining property by false pretense. He was being held in New York until he can be extradited to North Carolina.

North Carolina Department of Insurance criminal investigators said Cooperman submitted a claim to Travelers Claims Hartford Auto in August 2007 for the loss of a $50,000 engagement ring that he said had been stolen during a burglary of his Durham home. Travelers settled the claim by paying Cooperman $49,200.

Investigators said his ex-fiancée still has the ring, which was never stolen, and she reported the allegedly false claim to the DOI.

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  • jsok123 Jan 3, 7:53 p.m.

    h3ll has no fury like a woman scored

  • LOC Jan 3, 4:33 p.m.

    Relationship gone sour!! She is mad! I bet she got some of those dividends... LOL!

  • dollibug Jan 3, 4:31 p.m.

    There got to be more to this *STORY*.....a lot more.

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Jan 3, 3:40 p.m.

    She is wrong for keeping the ring since it was stolen. If she don't, she is a thief herself.

  • OSX Jan 3, 3:32 p.m.

    Cubic Zirconia ring vs Diamond ring.
    $200 vs $50,000 Then you wonder why men do not trust women. Sounds like there are a few girls here that need the Cubic Zirconia ring.

  • OSX Jan 3, 3:20 p.m.

    What a wonderful girl. Gold digger.

  • Deep thoughts Jan 3, 2:33 p.m.

    It seems to me that she is the thief.

  • djofraleigh Jan 3, 1:29 p.m.

    Just as his first act increases the insurance rates of the rest of us, this action should reduce them...I hope.

  • h3ardita11b4 Jan 3, 1:23 p.m.

    Way to go; I like her style!

  • Zorg Jan 3, 1:10 p.m.

    "Good for her! What a cad!"

    She has no legal claim to the ring, has known about the fraud for over 5 years and she's just now reporting it? She's as bad as he is.

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