Insurance Fraud Bureau

Individual accused of fabricating fire-damage property claims faces court

12 June 2020

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An individual is facing court after being charged for 11 counts of fraud by misrepresentation following a string of suspected fraudulent property claims, following a successful collaborative investigation with South Wales Police Regional and Organised Crime Unit (ROCU). They are alleged to have fabricated fire damage in order to help facilitate the claims.

"Those thinking of pretending their property has been damaged to make a quick buck on an insurance claim should know it isn't worth the risk - they will get caught. We're pleased that charges have been made against this reckless individual and we would like to thank South Wales Police for their collaboration into this complex investigation. If a member of the public wishes to report insurance fraud, they can do so confidentially and anonymously via our Cheatline service". - Stephen Dalton, Head of Intelligence and Investigations at the IFB.

Despite being in unprecedented times, the Insurance Fraud Bureau is continuing with business as usual when it comes to protecting the industry and consumers from organised insurance fraudsters.

The accused is expected to appear at court later in the year. Further updates will be announced on the IFB's Media Centre.