IASIU EUROPE
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Recovery of Luxus Watches

In 2008 an expansive watch was stolen in Cyprus. A Swiss insurance company has paid the claim. Short after the payment the same insured person claimed another theft of an expansive watch. The following investigation was not successful. But a notification about the losses was made to the watch manufacturer.

In 2012 a Norwegian pawnbroker’s shop contacted a jeweller. The pawnbroker asked for the value of one of the stolen watches. The manufacturer received the information from the jeweller and contacted the insurance company.

Through the IASIU network it was possible to secure the watch in Norway and to bring it back to Switzerland. There are ongoing international investigations with the aim to detect further stolen watches.

Man who used identities of dead babies for fraud is jailed.

An American who used 7 different Irish identities including those of 6 dead babies to facilitate an €83,200 insurance fraud has been jailed for 4 years.
Jeremy Cochran who is originally from Texas obtained the birth certificates of the children who had died shortly after birth in 1975 and used these to get PPS numbers, passports and bank accounts in their names.

He also stole the identity of a 7th man who is still alive.

The court heard that the offence involved 3 insurance frauds in which Cochran claimed to have been knocked down by a motorist.

His Polish wife and Irish girlfriend were named in two separate claim forms as the person who had knocked him down.

Mr. Cochran of no fixed abode pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to 11 charges.

These include making false insurance claims and falsely obtaining passports and PPS numbers.

Irish police said Cochran had a number of previous convictions from America which included short jail terms for theft of services and forgery.

There were 5 outstanding warrants for his arrest but no extradition proceedings have started yet.
Numerous members of IASIU were involved in this successful investigation.