Obtaining insurance by false declaration

A man obtained motor insurance with an insurance company. On the proposal form he completed to obtain the insurance, he had stated that he had no previous motor convictions. However, the insurance company received an anonymous tip off via the Insurance Confidential hotline that the man had several motor convictions. The insurer’s internal investigation team carried out further investigations, which finally resulted in the matter being passed to the Gardai. The individual was subsequently convicted for obtaining insurance by making a false declaration and driving without insurance. He received a four month suspended sentence.