22/11/2019

Garda Investigation 'Ghost Brokering' Insurance Fraud Across Ireland

An investigation has been launched into fraud related insurance 'Ghost Brokering' activities across Ireland.

As part of the ongoing 'Ghost Brokers' insurance investigation, Gardaí are liaising with the Insurance Federation of Ireland and numerous insurance companies in relation to this matter.

Gardaí have said that if anyone has any concerns about their insurance they should not use their motor vehicle on a public road.

Any person with concerns about the credentials of their insurance policy should contact their insurance company directly and verify if their motor vehicle insurance is valid.

If anyone has concerns about the bona fide of their Insurance Broker they should check with The Insurance Brokers Federation at www.centralbank.ie

One man has been arrested and charged with a number of offences under Section 6 of the Criminal Justice (Theft and Fraud Offences) Act, 2001 and is due to appear before Trim District Courts on Friday 22nd November, 2019 at 10.30am in connection with this incident.

(MH/JG)

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