Man sentenced for making false car insurance claims
On Wednesday (4 January 2017) a man was sentenced at London Inner Crown
Court for one count of fraud by false representation and one count of
failing to disclose information after he made false car insurance claims.
Jubair Choudhary, aged 31 from De Vere Garden, Ilford, was sentenced to 16
months imprisonment suspended for two years, after he made several claims
which were investigated by detectives from the City of London Police’s
Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department (IFED).
Choudhury’s criminal behaviour came to the attention of Geoffrey Insurance
Services when he made a false claim in July 2014. Choudhury reported a
collision between the vehicle he was driving and a Mercedes, which was his
father’s car. When making the claim he failed to admit that this was his
father’s vehicle. To disassociate his name from his father, Choudhary also
used his deed poll changed name of Carlos Dior to make the claim.
Geoffrey Insurance Services was suspicious of Choudhury as the claim he was
making concerned people living at the same address, at this point they
referred the case to IFED for investigation. Subsequent checks as part of
the investigation showed that Carlos Dior and Jubair Choudhury are the same
Further investigation of Choudhury highlighted that he had been involved in
two other false claims which were made in January and May 2010, where
claims had been placed for two separate collisions with £4,418 and £6,453
worth of car damages and costs. The investigation found that he was
providing false information about his insurance premiums and submitting his
father’s insurance details to the insurer in order to enhance the
credibility of his false claims.
Sergeant Steven Holland from the City of London Police’s Insurance Fraud
Enforcement Department said:
“This case illustrates that it is not possible to make a quick buck from
insurance fraud. Insurers have a number of stringent checks in place that
make it very difficult to deceive them.
“Choudhary had not only committed fraud by false representation but also
failed to disclose that he was related to the person he was claiming
against as well as failing to disclose previous insurance claims and
convictions, obtaining policies by fraudulently manipulating his details.
By working with Geoffrey Insurance Services this was all brought to light
and Choudhary was found out.
“The result should force everyone to think twice about making false claims.
Insurance fraud is not a victimless crime; false claims make insurance more
expensive for all.”