Saturday, December 22, 2018

UK: Muslim got $227,000 by claiming to be victim of 2 jihad attacks and Grenfell fire

A SICK fraudster's been jailed after she bagged £180,000 after claiming she was a victim in recent terror attacks and tragedies that shook the country.  

Ruksana Ashraf, 44, created fake identities and went through various insurance companies to benefit from the Manchester Bombings, London Bridge attack and Grenfell Tower fire.  

The counts of fraud relating to false insurance claims made to RSA, Aviva and Legal and General between 2012 and 2017.  

The court heard the 44-year-old from Edinburgh had used multiple mobile phone SIM cards and fake names and addresses to take out dozens of insurance policies and then make bogus claims.  

Ashraf also admitted 1 count of possessing criminal property in relation to receiving vouchers from insurers instead of compensation.  

Ben Holt, prosecuting, said the successful claims totalled £50,116, but Ashraf had also tried to scam a further £129,030, claims that weren't successful.  

He told Inner London Crown Court on Wednesday that Ashraf made claims relating to Grenfell Tower and 2 major terrorist attacks  

Mr Holt added: "Some of those claims related to terrorist attacks or natural disasters that had recently happened.  

"3 claims were said to arise from the Grenfell Tower, 2 from the bombing on the Arena in Manchester and 1 from the terrorist attack on Borough Market in London"

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