A CROOK who took out fraudulent insurance policies just weeks after he was released from prison for conning drivers is back behind bars.

Jaymz Clarke, of Winchester Road, Andover, was discovered trying to take out fraudulent trade and personal vehicle cover.

Clarke used fake names and addresses, along with forged no-claims discount letters, but was discovered after an insurance company analysed his voice.

At the Inner London Crown Court on Friday he was sentenced to eight months in prison and must pay £750 court costs after pleading guilty to fraud by false representation.

The court was told that an investigation was launched by the City of London Police’s Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department (IFED) after they were contacted by an insurance provider.

The 37-year-old had taken out a policy out with Tradewise Insurance using a fake name and address to avoid being identified as he was known in the industry for his previous conviction.

He also used a fake no claims bonus letter to bring the price of the premium down.

However, after it was launched, Tradewise became suspicious and one of its fraud investigators called to raise their concerns.

Clarke initially answered the call from the investigator under an alias, but as he wasn’t the policy holder, he did not have the authority to discuss the policy and the investigator ended the call.

When the investigator called again, Clarke pretended to be the policy holder so that he could discuss the policy. During the call, the investigator explained that the policy was being terminated as Tradewise had discovered that the no claims discount letter was fraudulent.

After the call, the investigator felt that the voices were the same and a voice analysis expert confirmed that this was the case and that Clarke was purporting to be the fake policyholder.

As well as faking the trade vehicle insurance Clarke started with Tradewise, he also attempted to defraud another insurer by taking out fake personal car insurance. Clarke pretended that he was incepting the policy for his father, though he used a fake name and address to once again bring the price of the premium down.

Clarke was previously jailed in 2015 for four years after he scammed around 150 drivers with fake car insurance.

City of London Police’s Detective Constable Daryl Fryatt, who led the investigation for IFED, said: “Despite previously being caught out by the Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department and dealt a fitting punishment, Clarke proceeded to carry on his fraudulent behaviour just weeks after he was released.

“As with our previous investigation, this case shows how we work effectively with the insurance industry to tackle insurance fraudsters and bring them to justice – something that Clarke clearly didn’t learn the first time.”

Dean Docherty, counter fraud manager at Tradewise Insurance, added: “Through the vigilance of our fraud department and working closely with the authorities, we are able to identify fraudulent policies and bring those who commit fraud to justice. Fraudsters will stop at nothing to make money and in this case we hope that this sentence serves as a deterrent.”