A man from Leeds in the U.K. was convicted this week after his own words were used against him in an insurance fraud case. The BBC reports John Machin called his insurance company to report that he'd been in an accident, and his passenger had been injured. Neither was true, however, and the insurance company quickly found that out because Machin had forgotten to hang up his cellphone properly.
"See how easy that was?" Machin was overheard saying after he thought had ended the call. Machin also said his not-actually-injured passenger would soon be "a rich man."
The company quickly passed on the info to the police, and Machin became the first person convicted under the U.K.'s newly-formed Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department.
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