Broker and partner jailed for defrauding Willis

A pair of hands resting on prison bars

A former broker and his partner have been jailed over a conspiracy to defraud his employer, Willis Group Holdings, of than £1.7m by lying about commissions.

Simon Higginson, a broker for maritime insurance firm Willis Group Limited (now Willis Towers Watson), led a sophisticated fraud scheme involving the identity theft of a business contact and was today (19 August 2016) sentenced to five years imprisonment at the Old Bailey.

His partner Lee Willis, with whom Higginson shared a home, was

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