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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RULatvian State Police received an application from an insurance company that suspected one of its clients of fraud. Last week, police detained a 1975-born man on suspicion of fraud. He had lied to his insurance company and attempted to collect insurance pay for a stolen car.

In July 2015, Riga Region’s State Police Department received an application from a 1975-born man, who told the police that his car, a Lexus RX 350, had been stolen. Considering that this car was insured, the man also turned to his insurance company with a request to be paid insurance. The man did not comply with specific requirements of the insurance contract and lied to the insurance company by presenting a fake anti-theft device. The insurance company noticed this and, considering the amount the man was trying to defraud was close to EUR 27,000, turned to the police.

The police learned of the man’s whereabouts during the investigation and apprehended him on 18 February 2015.

A criminal process has been launched in regards to a fraud attempt.

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