Sunday, November 28, 2010

Man jailed 10 months for motor insurance scam

Aug 25, 2010

Man jailed for insurance scam

Hamzah Karim masterminded a conspiracy to make a fake accident claim for $6,000.


A MAN who masterminded a conspiracy to cheat an insurer into making a payout for an accident was sentenced to 10 months' jail yesterday.
Hamzah Karim, 44 and self-employed, had talked Liyana Mohamed Noor, 23, into making a false police report about an accident that never took place, to cheat Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance into making the payout.
He also offered her $100 to lodge the false report.
Hamzah, who had no lawyer, was given leave by District Judge Kessler Soh to defer his jail term to Sept 13 to settle family matters and celebrate Hari Raya first.
Liyana pleaded guilty in April and was jailed five months for her role in the scam. The court heard that she had been in a minor accident in July 2006 while learning to ride a motorbike with a driving school and was hospitalised.
She met Hamzah while still in Changi General Hospital. Knowing she had no grounds to claim monetary compensation for her minor mishap, Hamzah told her he could help get her some money if she would call him after she was discharged.

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