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Insurance arrests could lead to ring of fraudsters (Update)

A 40-year-old man and a 34-year-old woman were remanded in Limassol on Saturday on suspicion of insurance fraud.

The man was remanded for six days and the woman for three. Police also arrested the man’s brother, 42, who is due in court on Sunday.
According to police, the 40-year-old appears to have staged nine different car accidents from 2007 to 2014 to collect insurance money.
The woman was arrested on suspicion of being an accomplice in the latest incident.

Police spokesman Andreas Angelides said the 40-year-old claimed around €18,000 in insurance money over seven years. Only one of the accidents mentioned was ever reported to the police. Angelides said the arrests could lead to a ring of fraudsters involved in similar scams. He urged insurance companies to exercise caution when it came to compensating road accident victims.

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