Woman sentenced for multiple fraudulent cancer claims

Two years imprisonment suspended for two years

John Brazier
clock • 3 min read
Woman sentenced for multiple fraudulent cancer claims

A Kent woman has been sentenced for making a number of fraudulent cancer claims on her life insurance policy totalling more than £130,000, having stated she enjoyed the attention of being ‘ill.’

Gemma Goodwin, 38, was sentenced to two years imprisonment suspended for two years and a six-month electronically-tagged curfew for the making several fraudulent claims. Having taken out a life insurance policy with an unnamed provider in 2015 which included terminal illness benefit, Goodwin was found to have forged medical documents stating she had been diagnosed with breast, lung and cervical cancer, and had been given one to two years left to live. In 2018, Goodwin contacted the insurance...

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