Goppert Accused of Insurance Fraud

FULTON, NY – The Fulton woman who was arrested twice earlier this year for allegedly stealing from local businesses has been arrested again, charged this time with insurance fraud.

Karen S. Goppert
Karen S. Goppert

Karen S. Goppert, 38, of 103 Senior Ave., was arrested Friday by members of the New York State Police’s Fulton barracks and charged with third-degree insurance fraud, a class-D felony; first-degree falsifying business records, a class-E felony; and offering a false written statement, a class-A misdemeanor.

The arrest stemmed from an investigation conducted by members of the New York State Insurance Frauds Bureau, and the New York State Police in Fulton, following a reported burglary at Goppert’s residence.

In May, Goppert was arrested by the Fulton Police Department and charged with two counts of third-degree grand larceny. She was accused of stealing a total of 27,661.50 from her former employer, Nissan North by diverting funds from Nissan North into her own Bank Account.

In July, Goppert was arrested by the Oswego County Sheriff’s Department and charged with grand larceny and forgery. She was accused of writing checks out of the bank account of Fox Hollow Movers in the town of Oswego and depositing the money in her personal business’s bank account. Oswego County Undersheriff Robert Lighthall said the investigation shows Goppert wrote two checks, one for $2,303.75 and another for $2,000.

Goppert was arraigned Friday in Volney Town Court by Justice Aluzzi and released on her own recognizance. Goppert is scheduled to reappear in Granby Town Court Nov. 24 at 7 p.m.