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Insurance Fraud

bohica1998 May 6, 2009

  1. bohica1998

    bohica1998 Huge member

    A Charlotte, North Carolina man, having purchased a case of rare, very expensive cigars, insured them against ... get this ... fire.

    Within a month, having smoked his entire stockpile of fabulous cigars, and having yet to make a single premium payment on the policy, the man filed a claim against the insurance company. In his claim, the man stated that he had lost the cigars in "a series of small fires."

    The insurance company refused to pay, citing the obvious reason that the man had consumed the cigars in a normal fashion. The man sued... and won!

    In delivering his ruling, the judge stated that since the man held a policy from the company in which it had warranted that the cigars were insurable, and also guaranteed that it would insure the cigars against fire, without defining what it considered to be "unacceptable fire," it was obligated to compensate the insured for his loss.

    Rather than endure a lengthy and costly appeal process, the insurance company accepted the judge's ruling and paid the man $15,000 for the rare cigars he lost in "the fires." After the man cashed his check, however, the insurance company had him arrested ... on 24 counts of arson! With his own insurance claim and testimony from the previous case being used as evidence against him, the man was convicted of intentionally burning the rare cigars and sentenced to 24 consecutive one year terms!
  2. Rio

    Rio Como un angel JDBA Official Member Knife Maker or Craftsman Brigade Member

  3. Elemental52

    Elemental52 Huge member

  4. rosaline

    rosaline Little member

    The main motto of insurance crimes is financial and monetary profits. Insurance contracts provide both the insured and the insurer with opportunities for exploitation.
  5. Manganr

    Manganr Devils Supermoderator Super Moderator

    Ha! good one on both counts.

    Welcome to Jerzee Devil Rosaline. Please introduce yourself in the appropriate forum. Good to have you here.:manganr:
  6. Manzana

    Manzana Huge member

    It's an urban legend. I think it's a good one.

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