Woman arrested after allegedly faking her own death
A 45-year-old woman has been arrested by detectives from the City of London
Police’s Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department (IFED) after she allegedly
faked her own death, to allow her family to make a £140,000 false life
insurance claim in her name.
The woman’s son and his guardian made a claim for life insurance in May.
They claimed that the woman had died in a car crash in Zanzibar and
allegedly provided false documentation such as a death certificate and road
traffic accident reports to make the claim.
The insurance company tried to verify the death of the woman in Zanzibar
and found the documentation to be suspicious, they decided not to pay the
claim and in late 2016 they referred the case to IFED which launched an
The son aged 18, from Walsall was arrested and interviewed by detectives
and admitted that his mother was alive and living in Canada. The woman was
contacted by police and asked to return to the UK and was arrested at Perry
Barr Police Station, both have been bailed to return to Perry Barr Police
Station, Birmingham in April.
The son’s guardian aged 24, from Walsall was also interviewed under