Callum Mullen from Liverpool has been handed an 18 month jail term suspended for two years

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A Liverpool man who manipulated an insurer’s website to get £10,000 worth of car insurance for just £10 has been sentenced.

At Liverpool Crown Court today, Callum Mullen was handed an 18 month jail term suspended for two years.

He has also been ordered to undertake 200 hours unpaid work, made to pay £500 court costs and given a four month curfew.

In April 2012 the 33-year-old went online to buy an insurance policy for his Vauxhall Vectra.

But when it came to paying for the policy he managed to corrupt the system so he only paid a fraction of the full cost.

But the insurer’s counter fraud system detected the con.

An insurance certificate was issued, but the company voided the policy and referred the case to IFED.

Mullen was arrested at his home on Parklands Way in Liverpool in December 2012.

After detectives searched the house they found the fraudulently obtained certificate on a laptop.

IFED detective constable Mark Reynolds said: “Mullen manipulated an insurer’s website to get a car insurance policy worth £10,000 for only a few pounds.

“He obtained this policy in an attempt to convince police and highways authorities that he was a legally insured driver so he could move around the country uninhibited.

“Thanks to our investigation and the insurer’s fraud detection systems Mullen has been fully exposed as an insurance fraudster and made to pay for his crime.”

Mullen had previously been found guilty of two counts of fraud by false representation at Liverpool Crown Court, following an investigation by IFED