Insurance fraud foiled by YouTube video of owner crashing Nissan GT-R

While YouTube allows people to access entertaining videos, the service is also making the work of insurance investigators that much easier, by hosting footage of various incidents.

This is what happened to a 21-year-old Nissan GT-R owner, who crashed his beautiful Japanese sportscar while racing down a hill against a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX MR. He and his younger sister were involved in the incident, and immediately filed an insurance claim to get the money back.

This is where things get a bit weird. The statements of the two siblings differed (don’t they watch cop movies or something?), fact which raised a few red flags. Seeing as how the money for the repair isn’t coming, the young driver sent a statement to the insurance company, saying that he will pay for them.

That was all fine and dandy, according to the insurance company, until a few months later, when the guy claimed he was in another accident, with almost the same type of damage as before. During the investigation process, the garage responsible of fixing the GT-R informed the company that it seized the car since the date of the first accident, as the driver didn’t pay up the whopping $76,000 bill.

Investigators immediately figured out the scam, and after a quick YouTube search, they found a video showing the actual crash of the young driver, complete with aftermath photos and everything. Needless to say, he is now facing six felony counts of insurance fraud, while his sister only one.

Hit the jump to see the video of this guy, crashing his Nissan GT-R on a mountain road.

Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune

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