Six arrested in blitz on £360,000 household insurance fraud: Another 42 people questioned during three-day operation involving 26 police forces
Six people have been arrested and 42 others questioned as part of a nationwide clampdown on fraudulent household insurance claims.
This week’s three-day operation across 26 police force areas targeted cases involving claims that would have totalled £360,000 if paid out, the Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department (IFED) said.
Fraudsters are commonly providing images of lost items taken after they were alleged to have been stolen, it added.
Among those arrested was a 26-year-old woman accused of fraudulently claiming for a lost wedding ring
A 26-year-old woman was arrested in Rainhill, Merseyside, after investigators found her supplied image of a wedding ring was taken a day after she claimed she had lost it.
Other types of fraudulent claims involved forged receipts and invoices.
A 34-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman were arrested in Staines, Surrey, after making a claim for £45,000 for a water leak that had caused damage to kitchen and flooring from a faulty boiler.