False Claim for Loss of Engagement Ring

leads to Jail for Insurance Fraudster

A 35 year old man from Margate, England has been sentenced for insurance fraud by false representation as a result of making fake travel and jewellery claims including a claim that he had lost his Partner’s Engagement Ring.

Warren Wills 35 was sentenced at the Crown Court and given a 12 month Community Order sentence together with 240 hours unpaid work.

The Court heard that Warren Wills had taken out three difference insurance policies and made six false claims in a total amount of €8,216. One of the claims was that he had lost his Partner’s Engagement ring and the other claims related to alleged lost luggage following trips to Ibiza and Mallorca.

Unfortunately one of the mistakes which Wills made was that he used the same contact details, email and payment addresses when submitting the false claims. He also submitted identical documentation to substantiate the claims to different insurers for the Engagement ring and lost luggage.

He also sent text messages which helped to incriminate him. One of the text messages to a friend asked the friend to send him a booking confirmation which he could then use to try to substantiate one of claims. The successful prosecution was brought by the City of London Police Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department (IFED).

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