Case Studies of Successful Fraud Investigations
Fraudulent Fire Claim
An insured had claimed the loss, in a minor fire, of thousands of dollars of personal property. After analysis of the list, it seemed impossible for there to have been room in the 1100-square-foot house for all of the claimed goods. Photographs of the house were taken within minutes of the fire being extinguished. The insured was examined under oath and asked to place, in the house, each item of personal property. After three hours of testimony, where the insured placed each piece of clothing in each closet and drawer, each piece of equipment on its proper table, and each drink and item of food in its proper cupboard, the photographs were examined.
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