December 14, 2018

Risky Business

Risky Business

The Burrower

Thieves can go to extraordinary lengths to get inside a building. One such thief decided to test the security features that a business owner had installed within his establishment. The security video captured the thief crawling underneath the side of the building after chiseling away to remove at least two...


Kind act

A homeless family got their car insurance renewed by two police officers who pulled them over. The family of eight, consisting of six children and their parents, were on their way to a cheap hotel to spend their last night before living in their car. Both the police officers enquired...


Expensive taste!

An emu’s expensive taste resulted in his carer losing her earrings. The bird, generally known for its gobbling habit, couldn’t help pecking his carer’s earrings right out of her ears and swallowing them. He had to then have his stomach pumped to flush out the jewellery. Unfortunately the earrings stayed...


Foiled Attempt

A clubber decided to plough his vehicle into a doorman after being thrown out of the club. Instead of hitting his target, he ended up hitting a bystander, and received money for the damage of his car! However, his court hearing was adjourned after the judge found out about the...


Stopgap arrangement

A driver who could not find insurance that would immediately cover his new car decided to take matters into his own hands and print fake tax and insurance documents for himself. Needless to say, he was pulled over and charged with two counts of forgery. He decided to make them...


Insurance/Secret Agent

One insurance agent may have mixed up his role with that of a secret agent, having stolen and forged 22 identities in a scheme to fraudulently collect on commissions. According to court documents, the agent had filed 28 applications for life insurance in six months using stolen identities. He used...


Swindled and fined

A motorist was the unknowing victim of a car insurance scam. A student, he needed to renew his car insurance premium but was on the lookout for a cheaper premium. He then saw an advert on the Student Union notice board which advertised cheap car insurance deals. He rang the number...


Life fraud

A couple was arrested in a life insurance scam when they began using insurance papers of terminally ill clients to get access to funds. The man who worked as an insurance agent listed his wife as the beneficiary of terminally ill clients. The terminal illness was not disclosed to the...


Pay the Bill!

A woman who cleaned out her bank account to avoid paying a long-overdue insurance bill was ordered to perform 200 hours of unpaid community work as punishment. She pleaded guilty to a charge of removing property prior to bankruptcy after authorities discovered anomalies while managing her bankrupt estate. Her lawyer said his...



An insurance agent was found stealing from innocent victims’ retirement funds using his hedge fund business amassing a fortune over three years. He used the funds for personal expenses such as down payment for a condo, day trading, loan pay-offs and such till the authorities were alerted. He has now...

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