Authorities say a Pennsylvania man called an insurance company from a crash scene to buy auto coverage and later claimed his wreck happened after he got the policy.

The Altoona Mirror reports that the insurance fraud charges filed this week against 33-year-old Michael Traveny stem from an Aug. 21 crash in Duncansville.

State prosecutors say Traveny didn't have insurance when he crashed that night so he called Safe Auto Insurance from the scene and purchased coverage without mentioning the wreck. Prosecutors say Traveny filed a $3,900 claim the next day claiming the crash happened after the policy took effect.

Online court records don't list an attorney for Traveny. He faces a preliminary hearing March 17.

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