Man facing fraud for allegedly inflat...

Man facing fraud for allegedly inflating claim to 'teach vandal...

There are 19 comments on the Evening Sun story from Sep 13, 2008, titled Man facing fraud for allegedly inflating claim to 'teach vandal.... In it, Evening Sun reports that:

A Freedom Township man faces insurance fraud charges for allegedly exaggerating damage caused by vandalism at his home and filing false receipts to collect more than $10,000. Thomas E. Varish, 48, of 800 ...

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jrr

York, PA

#1 Sep 15, 2008
Tom Varish and girlfriend Merry Miller..? I wonder if he runs Varish Construction like this. So much for being able to trust the local "good ol' boy.
MOM

Carlisle, PA

#2 Sep 16, 2008
THIS IS WAY INSURANCE RATES ARE SKY HIGH. THANKS PAL.
EastCoast Managment

Mount Laurel, NJ

#3 Sep 25, 2008
Tom Varish is innocent of all charges. He is a legitimate, credible business man whose integrity is unquestionable.

“Where is justice?”

Since: Jun 08

Born in Phila, live in Hanover

#4 Sep 25, 2008
Let's talk about insurance, if I pay my car insurance from the day I get my license until the day I am too old to drive and turn it in, never have an accident or get a ticket or anything to file a claim or make my rates go up, will I get any money back when I give up my license? NO. What he did may be wrong, but insurance companies are also crooks, and raise your rates when you do file a claim. They want your payment on time, but they will take their good old time in paying you, won't they. Cudos for trying to stick it to the man,(but you got caught..... do not try this at home, I was just trying to make a point.)
Jon

Bellwood, PA

#5 Sep 26, 2008
The Detailer wrote:
Let's talk about insurance, if I pay my car insurance from the day I get my license until the day I am too old to drive and turn it in, never have an accident or get a ticket or anything to file a claim or make my rates go up, will I get any money back when I give up my license? NO. What he did may be wrong, but insurance companies are also crooks, and raise your rates when you do file a claim. They want your payment on time, but they will take their good old time in paying you, won't they. Cudos for trying to stick it to the man,(but you got caught..... do not try this at home, I was just trying to make a point.)
My father used to be an attorney for an insurance company years ago. He would tell us how basically they try not to pay out or pay as little as possible and stretch claims out as long as they can. He didn't agree with it, but he made 6 figures doing it and had a family to raise.
It is true what most of us think on this. They give us no refund when we are accident free ( maybe lower your rate $25) and stick it too us when we have a minor accident. Health insurance is also the same. This is why so many people do not have health insurance anymore and why alot drive with no insurance.
R Construction

Scranton, PA

#6 Mar 26, 2009
I've been doing work for Tom Varish for over 5 years. In these years, I've developed a trust and a friendship with him. It angers me when people pick up the newspaper and get so carried away. It's like they forget to read the word ALLEGEDLY. When he wins in court, will the newspapers put it on the front page in big bold letters?---Probably not. He's an honest man.
He was convincted

Brick, NJ

#7 May 28, 2009
Yey East Coast Management and R Construction. You are both wrong.

He was convicted of Unsworn Falsification to Authorities - Forged document and tampering with/fabricating physical evidence. His lawyer said he submitted false documents and wasn't so good with paper. Lol. What a scumbag. I hope he goes to prison. Avoid Varish Construction.
BlackDecker

Harrisburg, PA

#8 Jun 8, 2009
"I've been doing work for Tom Varish for over 5 years. In these years, I've developed a trust and a friendship with him. It angers me when people pick up the newspaper and get so carried away. It's like they forget to read the word ALLEGEDLY. When he wins in court, will the newspapers put it on the front page in big bold letters?---Probably not. He's an honest man."

Well R. Construction, if you have been doing business with Varnish for over 5 years would you put money on him being able to fill out an insurance claim without messing up? He has his own company, he does paperwork everyday, I would like to think he could file a claim correctly without "accidentally" filing a wrong claim.
Ripped off in Gburg

Shippensburg, PA

#9 Jul 24, 2009
EJ you only defend him because you and Tom are shady business men.You get really good loans for hotels and when Tom's done building for you he gives you a nice little kick back.You are no better than Mr.Varish.
PRADOS DRYWALL

Philadelphia, PA

#10 Oct 13, 2009
TOM VARISH IS GOOD MAN HE IS MAN OF HIS WORD
Totally Ripped Off

Mansfield, OH

#11 Jan 6, 2010
Hey Black Decker I did work for the rip off for more than 5 years you will find out how far that trust and friendship will take you. You know what angers me is how he can falsify and forge documents and get away with it. Something else that angers me is how people defend him that do not know the truth(you will find out soon enough)And Prados he is only a good man and a man of his word because he has not screwed you yet.
ha ha ha

Cherry Hill, NJ

#12 Jan 13, 2010
Ripped off in Gburg wrote:
EJ you only defend him because you and Tom are shady business men.You get really good loans for hotels and when Tom's done building for you he gives you a nice little kick back.You are no better than Mr.Varish.
you are absolutely right except for the fact that you called him mr. varish. he should be referred to as much worse then that. the great part about this is the insurance fraud case is only beginning to uncover his shady side. once the scales start tipping they wont be stopped and "mr" varish will be in prison where he belongs
rippedoff2

Hanover, PA

#13 Aug 28, 2012
My company only did business once with Varish Co but it was enough, I couldnt reccomend this Co to anyone, We did work for him in April and still have not been paid...
gwl

Sicklerville, NJ

#14 Mar 5, 2014
surely he doesnt like to pay his Bills
gwl

Sicklerville, NJ

#15 Mar 5, 2014
beleivves owes everyone
Contractor

Stafford, VA

#16 Sep 11, 2014
I am still paying off debt from a job that I did for varish 8 years ago. He never paid the last invoice I gave him, putting me in about $15,000 in debt for materials. Guys like Varish are parasites in the construction community. It kills me to know how many times he has gotten away with breaking the law. I'm sure these comments pathetically attempting to make him look like some kind of angel are no more than propaganda written by Varish or his girlfriend.
Also Totally Ripped Off

Dallas, PA

#17 Apr 12, 2015
Totally Ripped Off wrote:
Hey Black Decker I did work for the rip off for more than 5 years you will find out how far that trust and friendship will take you. You know what angers me is how he can falsify and forge documents and get away with it. Something else that angers me is how people defend him that do not know the truth(you will find out soon enough)And Prados he is only a good man and a man of his word because he has not screwed you yet.
Amen brother they will find out soon enough and the hard way. Did work for the rip off for more than seven years. Got screwed to the extent of gone out of business and he is still doing business and screwing people and getting away with it
Also Totally Ripped Off

Dallas, PA

#18 Apr 12, 2015
PRADOS DRYWALL wrote:
TOM VARISH IS GOOD MAN HE IS MAN OF HIS WORD
you will find out how wrong you are
Pink Eye

Fogelsville, PA

#19 Apr 19, 2015
PRADOS DRYWALL wrote:
TOM VARISH IS GOOD MAN HE IS MAN OF HIS WORD


Tom has many issues.

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