Colin Jarvie made two claims for the loss of an engagement ring that he had pawned for cash

A man has been jailed for 27 months for a string of frauds, reports the Gloucestershire Echo.

Gloucester Crown Court heard how Colin Jarvie, now living in Lower Anchor Street in Chelmsford, Essex, made fraudulent claims to both Aviva and Direct Line.

In May 2012, Jarvie claimed for the loss of his wife’s engagement ring when he had actually pawned the ring for cash. He told his wife he had taken it in for cleaning.

Aviva paid out £8,000 for the ring whereas Direct Line rejected the claim and contacted police when he attempted the scam again in August 2012.

Jarvie was also found guilty of other offences relating to unauthorised spending on a company credit card and selling company property.