Former staff member goes to prison as accomplice gets suspended sentence following pleading guilty to defrauding the insurer.
A man and a woman were both sentenced at Portsmouth Crown Court this month after pleading guilty to a number of fraud offences against insurer RSA.
An investigation by the City of London Police’s Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department (IFED) found they worked together to make 82 fraudulent payments into the woman’s bank account.
Former RSA staff member Kevin Macey, 49, of Pennington Way, Fareham was sentenced to three years and four months imprisonment for one count of fraud by abuse of position and one count of money laundering.
Debbie Starkings, 57, of Cupnor Road, Portsmouth was sentenced to two years imprisonment (suspended for two years) and a 20 day community order, for one count of theft and one count of money laundering.
According to a statement by City Of London Police the pair worked together to commit fraud against RSA between early 2012 and July 2016.
Macey worked as a personal claims specialist at RSA and colluded with Starkings to make false claims against an insurance policy that she held with the company.
The Police stated that in his role, Macey was able to agree to claims made by policyholders, which he did until 31 July 2016, when he took voluntary redundancy from the company.