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CommInsure assessor accused of inflating repair cost in return for ‘gift’

January 19, 2021

The Fair Work Commission has dismissed an application for relief from unfair dismissal by a former Commonwealth Insurance motor assessor, who was terminated for “serious misconduct” last year over an undeclared transfer of $500 to his bank account.

Commissioner Michelle Bissett ruled “the weight of evidence” supports a “conclusion of an inappropriate connection” between Omar Katrib and the payment, which was made soon after he raised sharply the repair cost estimate for a third-party car that was involved in a collision claim assigned to him.

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