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Mike Sweeney, Owner Of Central Auto Body, Has Threatened Assaulted And Tried To Scam Insurance Appraisers, Banned Them From His Shop, Guarantees 50% More If He Appraises Your Damaged Car

Mike Sweeney, Owner Of Central Auto Body, Has Threatened Assaulted And Tried To Scam Insurance Appraisers, Banned Them From His Shop, Guarantees 50% More If He Appraises Your Damaged Car

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This week we broke this story that the silver Jeep involved in a videotaped car insurance scam crash, was sitting in front of Central Auto Body on Park Ave in Worcester.


An hour later the Jeep was towed back to the home of Tanya Hutchins, the deadbeat to whom it is registered. But we found it.

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Tanya Haskins was recently married to Sixto Raul Villalobos:

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And, who we are told that Sixto has done work for Mike Sweeney, the owner of Central Auto Body, is Facebook friends with Mike Sweeney:

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Mike Sweeney is also friends with Patsy Santa Maria Jr., the son of Pat’s Towing’s owner, Patsy Santa Maria Sr. Patsy Jr. was previously charged with beating a father and son who came to pick up their vehicle at Pat’s, and his father tried to bribe a witness with $25,000 to change his testimony, but failed.

Pat’s Towing lost all it’s contracts as a result of their legal troubles, and now they make money by getting tipped off in situations like this car insurance scam, which explains why they illegally tried to tow the silver Infiniti involved in the crash:


Mike Sweeney also has ties to former NFL lardo Fat Albert Haynesworth, who is the front man for “Patriot’s Towing” which is just Pat’s Towing with a Patriots logo:

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Now that we’re all caught up on that, let’s talk about Mike Sweeney, the owner of Central Auto Body.

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Here he is, out for a night on the town with his buddy’s Patsy Santa Maria and Fat Albert Haynesworth (hey Fat Albert, I know you’re reading this – you suck)


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Mike Sweeney has quite a reputation in Worcester and we’ve gotten tons of messages about him. But most damning was this October 2014 letter we were forwarded from Forbes and Gallagher law firm in Boston, threatening to sue Mike Sweeney for a variety of very serious claims, including that he threatened, intimidated, assaulted, battered, and attempted to commit fraud towards several Hanover Insurance appraisers:

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Here’s a quick run down of each of the four incidents:

Incident 1: Appraisers shows up to look at damage to a bumper on a vehicle on July 17, 2014. The Central Auto employee and the appraiser reach an agreement that Hanover will pay to fix the existing bumper, but not pay for a new one. The appraiser gets into his car and calls his manager, but the conversation is interrupted when Mike Sweeney loses his mind and starts banging on the window. Mike Sweeney demanded that Hanover pay for a whole new bumper. The adjuster went back inside (even though he didn’t have to), looked at the bumper, and reached the conclusion that he was right the first time.

Incident 2: Hanover adjuster goes to Central Auto to look at a Subaru that needs a new hood scoop. Adjuster agrees that Hanover will pay for the new hood scoop, but that he needs to take the damaged hood scoop back with him. Six weeks later Mike Sweeney writes an insane email to Hanover, alleging that the appraiser stole the hood scoop, and BANS the appraiser from ever stepping foot in Central Auto. He emailed many people at Hanover this same ridiculous, libelous story.

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Incident 3: The appraiser Mike Sweeney previously “banned” shows up to look at another vehicle Hanover insured, but this time he came only as a supervisor for another appraiser. Ten minutes later Mike Sweeney showed up, told the supervisor to “get the fuck off my property,” accused him of being a thief who stole parts from his shop (in front of several customers), and then finally threatened to have the supervisor’s car towed, even though it was legally parked on a public street.

At the request of the appraiser’s supervisor, Mike Sweeney agreed to calm down and speak with him in private. But as the supervisor began to speak Mike Sweeney lost his mind again and went over to the appraiser the supervisor was there to oversee. Mike Sweeney then told the supervisor to leave and started to push him. At this point the supervisor wanted to avoid confrontation and told the other appraiser that it was time to go. Mike Sweeney didn’t like this so he went over and started bumping him with his chest while yelling, “Why are you walking away? Are you not going to complete the appraisal?”

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Incident 4: On 9/26/14, a Hanover appraiser and his unit manager showed up at McFee Auto Center on West Boylston Street to inspect a Hanover insured car for payments requested by the Auto Center. Mike Sweeney was there to act as the independent appraiser for McFee, which is standard if a shop doesn’t have a licensed appraiser on staff.

However, Mike Sweeney can hardly be considered “independent” since he had been passing out brochures to places like McFee Auto Center, guaranteeing that his appraisals will “increase your claim by a minimum of 50% or it’s FREE!!!” In other words, if you pay him, then he’ll run up the bill on the insurance company so that the auto shop gets more cash from them then is required to fix the car (a trick he likely learned at his own shop). This is why it’s worth hiring him as opposed to another appraiser. Because he knows how to scam insurance companies better than anyone else.

During the appraisal at McFee’s, Mike Sweeney made several attempt to intimidate the appraisers into agreeing to unnecessary repairs in order to increase the size of the check McFee’s would get, and thus fulfill his 50% increase guarantee on the brochure. During the negotiations with the appraisers Mike Sweeney yelled, “You don’t know what the fuck you’re doing. You don’t know know anything.” He then picked up a broken piece of an air conditioning line and threw it at the appraisers. The appraisers asked him to be professional and basically stop acting like a wannabe mafioso hardo. On the way out Mike Sweeney threateningly told them, “Wait till I get you at my shop. I’d like to see you pull this shit at my shop and see what happens.”

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Big picture problem: Hanover insurance appraisers feel that Mike Sweeney poses a potential risk of serious physical violence when they are around him. And since he works for other auto shops as an “independent appraiser,” (since those shops don’t have a licensed appraiser on staff), if Mike Sweeney continues to act like this in their shops, then they will join him as defendants in a lawsuit filed by Hanover.

So how does this tie into our story about the car insurance scam? Well, Mike Sweeney has clearly established himself as a guy who will use threats and intimidation in order to force insurance companies to give him more money. That’s his whole schtick. If you get in a car accident, bring it to Central Auto Body because he’ll suck more money out of the insurance company.

Not coincidentally a Jeep in a staged, purposeful accident designed to suck money out of insurance companies, ends up at his Central Auto Body the next day. The woman to whom the car is registered just so happens to be married to a former employee who is friends with Mike Sweeney. The Jeep then disappears after we blow Mike Sweeney’s cover. In other words, he knew he was guilty and he was trying to hide the evidence. Especially now that their cover is blown, and they’re obviously not going to be getting any money from the insurance companies. In other words, mission aborted – you’re on your own Tanya Hutchins.

So did Mike Sweeney commit a crime here? Not yet, but he was probably going to, and he’s probably done it before. You think this is the first time a car involved in a staged accident ended up at Central Auto Body? The crime would’ve been completed if he actually did the work and charged the insurance company after having knowledge of the staged accident. Maybe Turtleboy should’ve waited a week or so for him to do this so we could’ve had him arrested as he should be. But we didn’t know, and we kind of pieced this story together little by little this week. Either way, he’s busted, he’s a fraud, and you should NEVER bring your car to Central Auto unless you like being scammed.


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54 Comment(s)
  • Strata
    February 20, 2017 at 6:19 am

    All we ask for is an investigation and for people to be held accountable for their actions

  • Officer BobnMic
    February 19, 2017 at 10:44 pm

    Mr. Sweeney HanDs Up! YoU’rE uNdEr ArReSt!!

    I’m going to cuff you so hard, then roughly force you to stand on my hard pegs. My bicycle just got detailed, don’t get it dirty. Put your arms around my waist and hold on tight, this is going to be a bumpy ride to the station!

    • BobnMic
      February 19, 2017 at 10:48 pm

      Ya ok. Your world is crumbling.

      • BobnMic is a lying psychopath
        February 19, 2017 at 10:57 pm

        Oh you mean just like yours? You’re posting as the fake BobnMic talking shit to Turd… You’re ALSO posting as Zephyrcat who ALSO posted he had an “addiction” which makes sense because all of your nonsense you post on here is probably when you’re high like a kite!

        Click on ZephyrCat’s profile and the name is “Hammerhead” click on the fake BobnMic account above, who replied to Turd and it says “Hammerhead”

        How many fucking fake accounts do you have??????? LOL The funny part, you talk to these fake accounts, thus, talking to yourself. Nothing new there. You’re quite the fucking loser!!

        • BobnMic
          February 19, 2017 at 11:04 pm

          Sorry Fiesty the fake or Frosty the flake. Wrong again. ZephyrCat and me are different people. She might not even like me. But that’s ok. But she is her own person. Sorry.

          • Go die you lying cocksucker
            February 19, 2017 at 11:08 pm

            Nice touch making an assumption on gender and then Zeph will reply and say, “I’m not a woman” and then you will reply to yourself and say, “See I did not even know your sex! How can I be you!”

            You’re so fucking predictable.

          • BobnMic
            February 19, 2017 at 11:33 pm

            Oh Wow. The Stalker (as in you Fiesty) is getting a little bit more crazy huh? As usual. Look – leave this commenter alone you freak FiestyLadyLawyer. You can not even spell your name correctly. So now your are going to bash anyone that agrees with me?

            In addition she is a woman. I would think that would mean something to you but apparently not. So go fuck yourself.

          • BobnMic
            February 19, 2017 at 11:47 pm

            You so so love me so so so much and I do not love you at all. When are you going to get over that?

          • ZephyrCat
            February 20, 2017 at 10:58 am

            I didn’t know I was a woman. It sure looks like a dick but I must have gender dysphoria. As for the hammerhead thing, yeah, I was wondering about that too. Yeah, I was addicted to opiates for a long time. So? That SHOULD make you happy turd that people like me exist. Right, who the fuck else would you sell your drugs to? Anyway, I’m off them now. I’m more focused on fucking with dirtbags such as yourself. Your name is so apropos….. piece of foul shit that you are.

          • BobnMic's Tiny Penis
            February 20, 2017 at 11:10 am

            I tell myself that all the time.

  • So sad
    February 19, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    I”m not sure if this ‘Heads up’ has had the right effect. Now every slug rake in Worcester is driving around trying to create a slip and crash. Their scam is they hit you and say it’s your fault but if you give them $200 they won’t report you? If you say you are calling the Police they drive off.

  • Turd Burglestein
    February 19, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    The guy looks kinda like Paul Jr. Of whatever that motorcycle show that was. If Paul Jr had a 1000 dollar a day cocaine habit.

    • BobnMic
      February 19, 2017 at 4:52 pm

      Guess you would know something about that, dirtbag

      • BobnMic
        February 19, 2017 at 5:06 pm

        Love it.

        • SoftGentleBreeze Kitty
          February 19, 2017 at 5:11 pm

          Hi Bob. Just let Tarbash know he’s an ignorant camel fucker.

          • BobnMic
            February 19, 2017 at 10:46 pm

            Love that too and thank you.

          • BobnMic
            February 19, 2017 at 10:53 pm

            Hey Bartrash. Your world is crumbling.

  • Mrs.Cunningham'sCrew
    February 19, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    Definitely, personal. Since people are in the talking about who does what mode….The last time this blog sent people on a review rampage was praising a diner on Shrewsbury Street. No one from the waitress’s friends list was screen shotted. All known druggies from grafton Hill of course. Remember her hanging with Auburn police officers assassinators girlfriend and their druggy crew. Still on the fb friends list too. Then again there are people still commenting with Satan Zambrano’s picture still on their profile. Go figure. Not a nice thing to do writer.

    • True Reality Speaks
      Tired of Don't Snitch Pussies
      February 19, 2017 at 5:55 pm

      Try again, except in English this time.

  • Light one up
    February 19, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    Steroids will do that to a person.

  • Sarah
    February 19, 2017 at 11:44 am

    Dealt with Pats towing 5 years ago when a friend totaled my car. Went to get my car, they never told Me it was totaled til i got there. Also they told me my car wasnt there. Sent me to another location. That location told me they didnt have it. Went to original place. Oh yeah, we have it. Okay can i get my shit? No youre not allowed to. Im sorry…. what? Only if i have medication in my car. I told them yeah and just got all my shit anyway. Fucking idiots

  • Gibby
    February 19, 2017 at 11:06 am

    Guy is a total asshole. Anyone associated with the Santa Marias is an asshole, and the Santa Maria’s and their big fat black mascot are assholes too. They think they are these big time mobsters, but they are pieces of shit. Big FAT pieces of shit. Wait til that old fuck dies and his sons do time and lose that shithole of a “business” when Papa can’t fight their pussy battles because he is six feet under. Beavis and Butthead will drown in their own shit. Ha ha ha ha ha haaaaaa

    • Do I have to put my real name?
      February 19, 2017 at 6:40 pm

      and that little craphole under the exit 15 offramp will be bulldozed to make way for more traffic

  • Jealous
    February 19, 2017 at 10:41 am

    Must be so awkward for Mike, the one you posted in the turtle costume with the face paint living in the Pats old house on Bluebell Rd.

  • Worlds Dumbest Criminals
    February 19, 2017 at 10:17 am

    Mike Sweeney needs a hair transplant and some crest white strips. All those years of scamming people have definitely taken its toll. And this fat Albert guy is the best. So he was in the NFL, and apparently was horrible. But Fat Al, you didn’t meet anyone in your travels that could have hooked you up with something better than this! Kicking around Worcester being a tow truck gangster, and not a very good one. Guys, the major key to all this, is to not. get. caught. And it’s safe to say you are all morons, so go legit. Scamming ain’t for you!

  • Nm
    February 19, 2017 at 8:03 am

    Hanover and Commerce were both awful insurance companies in MA for years now. They play the same game… just buried under legal terminology. I don’t the body shop mgr behavior, but it exactly how that ins company acts . “Live by the sword…”

  • Wwy
    February 19, 2017 at 12:38 am

    Playing the Jew card I love it,the Jews biggest panhandlers and masters of usury. Americans turning into anti-christs.

    • Duh
      February 19, 2017 at 8:56 am

      You are a fuckin moron. The guy in the picture is a fuckin Mick and the other is spic. Where is your jew? I think someone is mad that while he was writing letters to Santa Claus the Jewish kids were watching the stock market and have more money than you.

  • Karma.is.Real
    February 18, 2017 at 11:00 pm

    Mr Turtle, sorry it’s late but check your mail. Sharklasers is in the name. Might be in spam, usually goes there. It’s worth it. Cheers!

  • Jay
    February 18, 2017 at 10:31 pm

    I’m sorry but the insurance companies suck and deserve someone giving it back hard- not saying this guy is above board but I certainly do NOT feel sorry for Hanover- and frankly turtleboy- it seems like you just want to drum up business for your sponsors- which I bet Hanover is one… why not at least ask the guy for his side??

    • True Reality Speaks
      True Reality Speaks
      February 19, 2017 at 11:08 am

      Another idiot.

  • Jealousy
    February 18, 2017 at 10:10 pm

    Rob Puzo Jr. commenting meanwhile he’s hangs around with with the Mintons from Worcester and cmon now. How many thefts have been done to area homes from those people and their friends?

  • Coach
    February 18, 2017 at 9:47 pm

    You should start digging into the chiropractor and PT operations that are also in on the scam! Trust me, the property damage claims only benefit the body shop. But the pain and suffering claims after incurring at least $2K in medicals, that is where the shitbags that were “in” the car sought to enrich themselves. Keep digging TB! You are doing god’s work!

    • Nineto
      February 19, 2017 at 1:00 pm


      If nothing else, this guy & his place has been exposed….one Google & no honest, hard working person will patronize that dump.

  • Titiho
    February 18, 2017 at 9:18 pm


  • scranton
    February 18, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    Sweeney also owns the clothing collection boxes for Mint Green Planet and runs the business at 545 Park Ave

    • Jackson
      February 19, 2017 at 3:25 pm

      Mint Green is a whole nother scam.

      • Do I have to put my real name?
        February 19, 2017 at 6:36 pm

        that needs an investigation too.
        take notes fellow turtles.

  • paul
    February 18, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    He learned from the best Autobody fraud guy in the industry. Frank Sumner. Keep digging, you have only scratched the surface.

  • Lt Dan
    February 18, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    Is Worcester PD going to do anything???

    • Paul Larson and the wings
      February 18, 2017 at 9:30 pm

      IFB has jurisdiction now from what I hear and they have a score to settle. also one suspect is supposedly singing like a birdie.

  • F U
    February 18, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    Good for him the insurance companies are scum. You think it’s ok for insurance companies to pay for used parts that come from a junkyard. He’s just the guy I want fixing my car. Not some little bitch who bows down to some asshole adjuster out to screw you.

    • widowed
      February 19, 2017 at 7:06 am

      at honest people’s cost really? You are paying more in insurance because of this guy.

      • F U
        February 19, 2017 at 8:03 am

        No I am paying more in insurance because of people like Sixto not Sweeney pay attention.

        • True Reality Speaks
          True Reality Speaks
          February 19, 2017 at 11:05 am

          You’re an idiot.

          • True Reality Speaks
            Tired of Don't Snitch Pussies
            February 19, 2017 at 5:52 pm

            And apparently so are three of his friends.

  • State Police time
    February 18, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    Obviously they’ve been getting away with a lot of a long time.

  • Bill from White Plains
    February 18, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    Umm, that’s 99% of the autobody industry. And the personal injury business as well, and insurance companies. Its all one huge scam.

  • Publius
    February 18, 2017 at 7:05 pm

    Joe Early better be on this.

    • True Reality Speaks
      True Reality Speaks
      February 19, 2017 at 11:03 am

      Joe Early is probably on this guy’s payroll.

      • D A
        February 19, 2017 at 2:51 pm

        True Reality is a fucking dick

        • True Reality Speaks
          True Reality Speaks
          February 19, 2017 at 5:51 pm

          Truth hurts, huh? And you’re right – I use my dick to fuck.

          But I don’t do guys, so you’ll have to find someone else to bend you over.

          • BobnMic's Gaping Anus
            February 20, 2017 at 7:19 am

            I’ll bend over for ya!

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