Wembley man fined for reporting fake robbery in insurance scam
Nishit Sangani claimed his two mobile phones had been stolen
Brent Police have issued a warning about reporting fake crimes after a Wembley man was convicted of fraudulently claiming he had been robbed.
Nishit Sangani, 32, of Newton Road, told police his two mobile phones had been stolen during a robbery in Byron Road, Wembley.
He claimed he had been robbed several days before he reported the crime last month.
An officer investigating the claim found a number of inconsistencies and discovered Sangani had fabricated the report in order to make an insurance claim and sell the two phones.
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He was arrested and charged with fraud by false representation.
He admitted the charge at North West London Magistrates court and was fined �500 and ordered to pay costs of �85.
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Detective Constable Robert Arrowsmith, from Brent Police, said: “We will take positive action against people who make false reports, waste police time and attempt to pervert the course of justice.”