Smartphone fraudster handed suspended sentence

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Shufahit Hussain claimed for a missing smartphone valued between £550 and £900 on each of the ten policies.

He used different addresses in the policy applications, but used the surname Smith repeatedly as an alias.

Mr Hussain’s insurer recognised the claims as fraudulent and referred them to the City of London Police’s Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department (IFED).

He was unable to prove that he had ever owned the smartphones claimed for, submitting a number of smartphone receipts downloaded

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