The insurance business has always been troubled by fake claims. In 2006 pilot Howard Jamieson claimed to have crashed his Cessna aircraft into the sea off Canterbury, and won a claim for more than $200,000. The plane was discovered undamaged six months later, and Jamieson was sentenced to 18 months’ jail.
Listen to this sound file of Insurance Council spokesperson Bruce McKessar describing the most common types of insurance fraud, and how they are detected.
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