ICBC says a series of lies led to two Metro Vancouver sisters and a friend getting criminal records for trying to scam the corporation.
After the trio told their stories of a Surrey crash injuring all three, Adam Grossman with the corporation says the details just didn’t make sense.
“The number of bridge crossings just didn’t add up to their stories, and also public cell phone records as well, which was something that also helped sort this out for us.”
Grossman says cell records showed two of the people claiming to be in the car together were on a call with each other minutes after the crash was supposed to have occurred.
Ultimately they found only one person was actually in the vehicle and all three were convicted of insurance fraud.
Grossman says the cost of injury claims is skyrocketing – in 2014 ICBC paid out two-billion dollars – up from 600 million dollars five years earlier.