06 Jun '11, 11am

Fined $8000 for inflating car insurance claim

Fined $8000 for inflating car insurance claim

A former insurance claim advisor was fined $8,000 for inflating the cost of repairs done to a car involved in an accident in April 2009. Liew Hock Wei, 29, had pleaded guilty last week to trying to cheat NTUC Income Insurance Cooperative of $9,449. -- ST PHOTO: AZIZ HUSSIN IN THE first case of its kind, a former insurance claim advisor was fined $8,000 for inflating the cost of repairs done to a car involved in an accident in April 2009. Liew Hock Wei, 29, had pleaded guilty last week to trying to cheat NTUC Income Insurance Cooperative of $9,449. Then, a district court heard that he had submitted a claim for $21,363 for costs of repairs to the car. It had been left in the car park of Bukit Batok Street 32 when another car hit it. The insurance firm appointed independent surveyor JP Knights to assess the repairs and discovered that the radiator and the rear tailgate had no...

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