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.

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.”