Woman sentenced for fraudulent life insurance claim

Two years imprisonment suspended for two years

John Brazier
clock • 2 min read

A London woman has been sentenced for making a fraudulent life insurance claim on her husband’s life insurance policy

Thuile Bhebhe, 51, was sentenced to 24 months imprisonment - suspended for two years - as well as 100 hours unpaid work and a 25-day rehabilitation activity requirement for the fraudulent claim. Bhebhe had reported that her husband had died in Zimbabwe in August 2016 and submitted false documents to her insurer, Aviva, in order to substantiate her claim worth £397,153. However, discrepancies in the paperwork submitted to Aviva caused the insurer to carry out further enquiries into the alleged death. Bhebhe's husband was found to be alive and had been working in a London hospital on th...

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