'Implausible': phone records discredit car theft claim

November 17th, 2021

A driver claiming her burnt out car was stolen and dumped 20km away while she was having a drink and playing the pokies at a hotel with a friend has lost a dispute with her insurer on the basis of fraud. The Suncorp policyholder was unable to explain why records showed she telephoned the police using a phone she had reported as also stolen, and that the call was made while at the car’s recovery location – an area she denied visiting that night.

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