A father and son from Durham have been arrested following an investigation by East Hampton police into insurance fraud.
Robert Grem, 47, of 93 Camera Road, Durham, and Christopher Grem, 24, of the same address, were taken into custody at their home early Monday morning.
According to investigators, the pair was involved in a failed attempt to defraud an insurance company over the falsely-reported loss of a car owned by Ewa Rybitwa of East Hampton.
Rybitwa, 27, of 121 W. High St., was arrested on March 15 and charged with insurance fraud, second-degree larceny, conspiracy to commit insurance fraud, second-degree conspiracy to commit larceny, falsely reporting theft of a motor vehicle and first-degree accessory to commit criminal mischief.
Kyle Buracchi, 24, of 121 W. High St., East Hampton was charged with accessory to insurance fraud and second-degree accessory to larceny.
Robert Grem and Christopher Grem are charged with accessory to insurance fraud, second-degree accessory to larceny, second-degree conspiracy to commit insurance fraud, second-degree conspiracy to larceny and first-degree criminal mischief.
Police said all four defendants posted $25,000 court-ordered bonds. They are all scheduled for arraignment at Superior Court in Middletown on March 27.
Robert Grem has several previous convictions from 2008, including serving time in prison for second- and third-degree forgery, second-degree larceny and possession of narcotics.