Man jailed for 12 months for multiple bogus medical claims

Fraudulent claims totalled £24,000

John Brazier
clock • 2 min read

A Yorkshire man has been sentenced to 12 months in jail for attempting to defraud a trio of insurance providers out of £24,000 with more than 100 claims under nine different names.

Benjamin Wilby, 34, submitted more than 100 fraudulent claims to several health insurance providers using different names between December 2018 and September 2019, according to the City of London Police's Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department (IFED). The series of claims caused one provider to look into four policies, which it believed to be linked to the same individual. The claims had a similar pattern and were all located in the Yorkshire region, resulting in the provider uncovering 54 claims all linked to the policies. Contact with the medical professionals listed on the claim...

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