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#1045749 - 13th Oct 2017 3:17pm Wallasey couple jailed for fake sickness claims *****
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couple who were caught faking a sickness bug on Majorcan Thomas Cook holiday after boasting on Facebook of 'sun, laughter and fun' are jailed in landmark case


Deborah Briton and partner Paul Roberts tried to claim sickness compensation .But they had boasted on Facebook of holidays full of 'sun, laughter and fun'. At Liverpool Crown Court the couple were sentenced to prison for fraud. They had admitted four counts in the private prosecution which was brought by holiday company Thomas Cook



http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...ess-claims.html

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#1045769 - 14th Oct 2017 7:27am Re: Wallasey couple jailed for fake sickness claims [Re: Gibbo]
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I bet they didn't expect that retribution. Fools.. but I suppose they thought they were being clever !
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#1045770 - 14th Oct 2017 7:39am Re: Wallasey couple jailed for fake sickness claims [Re: Gibbo]
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After re-reading that article, it would probably be a cheaper option for the Travel Operators to have a mobile resident doctor on call for room visits. It would probably work out a lot cheaper for them. So,if holiday makers don't see the doc. , then no claim allowed. Simple !
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#1045777 - 14th Oct 2017 11:20am Re: Wallasey couple jailed for fake sickness claims [Re: Gibbo]
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VERY good idea .

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#1045798 - 14th Oct 2017 3:40pm Re: Wallasey couple jailed for fake sickness claims [Re: granny]
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After re-reading that article, it would probably be a cheaper option for the Travel Operators to have a mobile resident doctor on call for room visits. It would probably work out a lot cheaper for them. So,if holiday makers don't see the doc. , then no claim allowed. Simple !


On all the insurance claims I've seen and done, the claimant has to produce a doctor's sick note/report. If you aren't sick enough to need to see a doctor then surely its a trivial claim/ailment.
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