Quaddell’s post got me thinking. What if you WANT someone to steal your car? I know, an odd request, but let’s take my boyfriend. He’s a little nutso about motorcycles. At any one time, he’ll own 1-3 brand new motorcycles. He buys 'em, rides 'em for a while, then sells 'em. Usually, he doesn’t have much trouble doing this, but occasionally he’ll put an ad in the paper and get no response for a few months.
We’ve mused before that maybe we should take the unwanted bike to an urban area, park it, and leave the keys in it. If it gets stolen, his insurance would pay for it. Is this considered insurance fraud? After all, it’s not like he’s paying someone to steal it or anything. He’d just be betting on the odds that someone would see it and take it. Why don’t people do this more often to get rid of unwanted vehicles? What kind of trouble could we get in in the odd case that someone figured out we left it there on purpose?
Not that we’re really contemplating this, but it’s an interesting question.