Deputy Chief Accused of Workers’ Comp Fraud

David Jerri Jr. was deputy chief at the Union Fire Co.

say a former fire official filed a false workers’ compensation claim.

According to CBS, an arrest warrant has been issued for David Jerri Jr., 27, of the 400 block of Louise Avenue, Croydon, for falsely claiming that he injured his hand while he was the deputy chief at the . He collected nearly $7,000 before his claim was ended, the article stated.

“It was through the investigation we allege that he had injured his hand at a non-fire call or employment event,” Sgt. Andy Aninsman said.

This is the latest in an ongoing situation between the township and the Union Fire Company. On Jan. 23, Jerri was arrested in the 2000 block State Road and charged with burglary. He was sent to Bucks County Prison in lieu of $50,000 bail. In June, .

Sharon March 21, 2012 at 04:55 PM
Bona Fide March 21, 2012 at 05:41 PM
How about you ask the cop who used his patrol car to ram the face what really happened to Dave Jerri's hand. I'm sure the cop will tell you that because he rammed the fence we couldn't access the yard to the burning building and Dave Jerri and other firefighter's had to force open the gate, which is where he hurt himself... How about you investigate, the PAID firefighter who got burnt at the Salem Harbor fire who was not wearing the correct PPE but yet is getting paid for being out of work, while a Union Firefighter who got hurt at a fire protecting this township, who was doing everything correctly, almost lost everything he had. Stop picking on Union. Oh and lets not forget about the paid firefighter/ fire chief who was caught sending pictures of himself to a "new" member, how about you ask why she how she got her full membership status, without even going to fire school... As long as you are in Fred's back pocket you are safe. But once you stand up for yourself or stand up for the people who protect you... looks what happens.
Yourewhatswrong March 21, 2012 at 06:09 PM
How many user names do you comment under?
Mike March 21, 2012 at 08:25 PM
Wendy!!!!!! Get Help. Friends hospital is a great place, I am sure they will treat you and make yo better. NUT BAG
Truthful March 21, 2012 at 08:52 PM
I remember definitively having a conversation with the person in question at the Twp 9-11 event. His hand was broken then I saw it When asked he said its broken So... if he supposedly did it on that fence on Sept the 17 I think was the date then...... how did he do it on the fence....if you hate how the Twp wastes money on the paid guys then fileing a false claim is just as bad
thumbsup March 21, 2012 at 10:38 PM
If he wasn't guilty wouldn't he turn himself in and take care of the issues? Innocent people don't hide and run from the police!!
thumbsup March 21, 2012 at 10:44 PM
What does this have to do with Paid Professional Firefighters and Volunteer Firefighters? This guy was arrested a few months back for burglary and trespassing and he never showed up to his court hearing - seems like a real winner!! I hope the firehouse throws him out because I wouldn't want a criminal coming into my house, my business, or ANYWHERE NEAR MY KIDS AT A FIRE PREVENTION EVENT.
Yourewhatswrong March 22, 2012 at 02:07 AM
Thumbsup. AGREED.
rocket March 22, 2012 at 02:14 AM
Where is Wendy. I would love to here from her or is she to busy making lies about everyone
Wendy Saddler March 22, 2012 at 02:23 PM
Mike, ThumbsUp, Yourewhatswrong, and rocket: IF I am so "crazy" and "wrong", why don't you come out from hiding behind your false names, and educate me?? If this is the case, then why did I get this from firefighters who were against me: "We read your blog and accepted your challenge to prove you wrong. We could not believe that the township refused to provide you with a copy of the township emergency operations plan. Thought the public would find this interesting. The six volunteer fire companies in our township DO NOT have access to the township emergency operations plan either! Each of us has contacted the leadership of our respective companies to see if they have a copy of the township emergency management plan. They do not! How do they expect us to function as part of the emergency response to a disaster if they won’t show us the plan? We wanted to let you know so that you don’t think it is just you. They won’t let us see it either! Unfortunately for the public your facts are correct. They refuse to allow anyone access to the plan. If the firefighters in the township can’t see it, exactly who can?" While you're at it, explain away these facts: http://www.myspace.com/honornintegrity4bensalem/blog/545475842 http://www.myspace.com/honornintegrity4bensalem/blog/545471960 http://www.myspace.com/honornintegrity4bensalem/blog/545466528 http://www.myspace.com/honornintegrity4bensalem/blog/545455848
Wendy Saddler March 22, 2012 at 02:31 PM
ThumbsUp: It has a great deal to do with the paid, because they are committing REAL criminal acts, and Harran is doing NOTHING about it. You have a paid FF, who volunteers at Cornwells, showing pics of a part of his anatomy to a female volunteer, and another paid FF, who volunteers at Newport beating up a volunteer from Newport, and damaging the volunteer's car. Don't believe me?? Ask the Firefighters at both places. As for Dave Jerri Jr, there are witnesses who will attest to his injuries having occurred when Bona Fide stated, but because Dave Sr. won't give into Fred's harassment, Harran pulls this garbage.That's the point Bona Fide is making.
Mike Thomas March 22, 2012 at 03:06 PM
How about that this kid has been running from the cops long before this whole conspiracy theory started! Look at that pa unified criminal record website and you can see that he had his license suspended in May 2011 for failing to show up at Judge Waltman's court to pay his fines. I wonder if he was driving the fire trucks and his battalion chief hummer during this? They even had a warrant for his arrest then! Wendy and the rest of the conspiracy people like to blame bensalem for "false arrests", but obviously that 2011 case was in Lower Southampton. I'm sure Wendy and the Conspiracy gang will have an excuse for Junior. Good Job Junior, maybe you can start a hockey league in Prison. Junior, you and your father make it look bad on the rest of us firefighters that are trying to do a good job in this township. You both are a disgrace to the emergency services field.
Mike March 22, 2012 at 03:27 PM
Wendy, You truly make me laugh. I so much enjoy reading your nonsence on all your blogs. I always get a good laugh. Wendy please call this number, they are there to help people like you 800-889-0548
Tom Parsoms March 22, 2012 at 05:11 PM
Dear Mr. Saddler, Over the past several months the township of Bensalem and surrounding communities have been subjected to the rants and ravings of you wife, Wendy (aka: Jael, Bensalemundergound etc, etc. ). Although it is clear to the vast majority of us that she is quite mentally unbalanced, we have from time to time, found her amusing and have engaged in senseless diatribe for our own amusement. However, we believe the time has come for you to live up to your marriage responsibilities and provide her the mental help she so desperately needs. A recent post suggested Friends Hospital as a possible solution for her woes. I for one agree. It’s close and quite lovely at this time of year if the azaleas are in bloom. Mr. Saddler please consider all efforts to remediate Wendy’s mental state. Who knows, after a trip to Friends and several sessions of say….electric shock therapy, she could one day run for the Public Safety Director position, or even Mayor! Sincerely, The concerned citizens of Bensalem Township PS: Wendy, if your husband does not read the blogs, please copy this and give it to him immediately.
rocket March 22, 2012 at 08:51 PM
Wendy, where are all your supporters have they been silenced, are they in jail, are they going to jail or are they all by themselves with no one talking to them. I can tell you that some good has come out of all this, even though you have tried and tried to ruin lives. The good is that 5 fire companies, the career guys, a police department and rescue squad have united and for that we thank you. PS beware of knocking doors.
Joe Hart (Editor) March 23, 2012 at 02:12 AM
Hello Truthful: Can you send me an email joe.hart@patch.com or give me a call 215-605-5984? Thanks, Joe Hart
ONELOVE March 23, 2012 at 07:18 PM
Love how all you people are bashing Wendy Saddler. You all have no idea what happend and its not fair to pick on a person trying to tell you the real story. My question is for all you people whould you like to put your life on the line everyday (without getting paid for it), get hurt and then be treated like durt? Dave and The other FireFighter who got hurt on Sept 17 are losing everything they worked so hard for because they got hurt and arent getting paid nor being treated fairly.
Union Firefighter March 23, 2012 at 09:06 PM
Funny? I saw dave that day too.. without a hand injury. He even helped us pack house back at our firehouse. He must hold a high tolerance for pain.
Union Firefighter March 24, 2012 at 08:46 PM
Oh and ps he was the battalion chief not the deputy chief. There is a huge difference. GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT!!!!!!!!!!
thumbsup March 24, 2012 at 09:46 PM
Onelove, i can understand you are upset but insurance fraud is a serious crime (as is burglary). Everyone's premiums are going up across the country because of insurance fraud (doesn't matter if you are a firefighter, homeowner, vehicle owner, etc.) it effects us all.
bill thompson January 23, 2013 at 03:51 AM
Id like to point out he bet both charges with facts like pictures of a 9-11 run no cast shaking hands than doctors had xrays of his hand the night the fence fell at the call so to all you retards good job and he was also fireman of the years now thats a real hero but you will learn all you real "WINNERS" who commented bashing that man


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