Thursday, July 25, 2024

Woman charged with life insurance fraud

Detectives from the WA Police Financial Crime Squad have charged a woman with fraud related offences after a life insurance claim was paid out in her name. 
It will be alleged by WA Police that on February 7th, the woman – purporting to be her partner – began a claim process with a life insurance company. The claim stated the woman had died in a car crash in Broome in December last year.
In an effort to validate the claim, the woman falsified several documents which she then provided to the insurance company, Police said in a statement.
“On 14 February 2024, the insurance company paid the claim total of $718,923 into a bank account that had been opened by the woman under the name of her partner.”
“Between 15 and 16 February 2024, the woman made several payments from the account. Due to the nature of the transactions, the bank flagged and froze the account,” Police said.
Police were subsequently alerted and the Myaree woman was arrested and charged with one count of gains benefit by fraud and intent to defraud knowingly uses any record which is false.
She is next due to appear in the Perth District Court on July 12th

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