Milford man in jail over scheme to bilk insurance with phony burglary

MILFORD – A Milford man will spend 90 days in jail after pleading guilty to lying about a burglary and theft of a $7,400 ring.

Joshua Calaguiro reported a burglary at his Milford home on Oct. 16, 2012. He told police that while he and his girlfriend were at work, the home was broken into and $11,000 in property, including the ring, were taken, according Attorney General Joseph Foster.

Calaguiro reported the losses to his insurance company, Safety Insurance, and was paid for them, Foster said.

On April 28, Heather Spain, Calaguiro’s now ex-girlfriend, told police she suspected Calaguiro had staged the burglary. She said when the couple decided to separate, she was packing her belongings and found a box containing some of the items Calaguiro had reported missing, Foster said.

Milford police investigated and found a number of the items in the home. Calaguiro went to police on May 1 and claimed Spain had been the one to fake the burglary to pay for some medical bills, Foster said.

Calaguiro pleaded guilty to one count of insurance fraud on Thursday at Rockingham County Superior Court . He was sentenced to 90 days in jail, ordered to pay $2,000 in fines – $1,000 of which is suspended – and will be on probation for a year, Foster said.

– JOSEPH G. COTE