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Manitoba man pays steep price for attempted $240 insurance fraud


June 23, 2010   by Canadian Underwriter


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A Winnipeg man was sentenced to 15 months’ probation, perform 120 community service hours within one year, pay full restitution and write a letter of apology to Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI)’s CEO for attempting to commit a $240 insurance fraud.
Brent Disbrowe-Bear pleaded guilty to falsely reporting that his vehicle was struck by another motor vehicle while parked in a stall at his apartment complex.
There was damage to the passenger front bumper.
According to MPI’s Special Investigation Unit, a witness saw a vehicle collide with a snowbank and stop sign; the licence plate matched that of Disbrowe-Bear’s vehicle.
MPI confirmed the damage to Disbrowe-Bear’s vehicle was consistent with the witness account.


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