Unusual: he invents the theft of his phone to collect reimbursement from his insurance

He tried, he failed. In December 2022, a forty-year-old filed a complaint with the Kourou gendarmerie for theft of his telephone with the threat of a knife. It turned out that the plaintiff had actually made up this story to get reimbursement for his insurance in the event of theft. He faces six months in prison and a fine of 7,500 euros.

The Guyana gendarmerie has just shared an unusual story on its social networks. The story told dates back to December 5, 2022, when a 40-year-old man went to the Kourou gendarmerie to file a complaint. He explains that during the night, while he was walking in the street, an individual stole his smartphone threatening him with a knife.

The gendarmes of the judicial pool of the brigade then begin investigations to try to identify the alleged thief. However, they realize that the victim’s explanations are not very clear. Convened on December 7, the man ends up admitting having invented this attack to get his phone reimbursed by his insurance.

He is summoned before the court to answer for the facts of “false denunciation to a judicial authority resulting in useless research”. He faces six months in prison and a fine of 7,500 euros, according to article 434-26 of the Penal Code..

The authorities point out that the fact of denouncing falsely to the judicial or administrative authority facts constituting a crime or misdemeanor, which exposed the judicial authorities to useless researchfalls under the offense.

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