A fraudster has been found guilty of a total of four charges relating to fraud by false representation and sentenced to a 12 month community order following a string of fraudulent claims against Allianz and LV=.
The UK fraud teams across Allianz and LV= worked closely together after spotting the fraudulent claims across a range of their polices held by the claimant – for claims of stolen items, property damage and the mis-representation on making previous claims. The resulting findings were reported to the Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) for criminal investigation which then led to prosecution.
Following a lengthy process which started in December 2021 the claimant was finally brought to court in July 2023 at Newport city magistrates court where they were sentenced to a 12 month community order and 150 hours of community service. They were also ordered to cover costs.
Allianz hasn’t named the individual but a woman called Andrea Holyoake was given a 12 month community order recently by magistrates in newport, Wales recently. Here’s the link to a local media report.
James Burge, head of counter fraud at Allianz Commercial commented: “The case emphasises the close and continued working of the fraud teams across all aspects of Allianz and our proactive approach in highlighting cases to the IFB which result in criminal charges.
“Despite no prison sentence being passed the work across all teams highlights the zero tolerance approach that Allianz takes to all cases no matter how large or small.”