Entity Correlation – Scenario 2
|Scenario 2||Entity Correlation (Insurance Fraud)|
|Capability||Entity Correlation (Non-Obvious); Search; Visualization; Collaboration|
|Data||Incident Reports; Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement Reports|
|Scenario||The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) contacts the Texas Department of Public Safety (TDPS) about suspicious automobile insurance claims. NICB reports that member insurance companies paid out claims eight times over the past three months to members of one family at the same address (300 South First Street, Muleshoe, Texas). All claimed they were victims in two-car collisions.
N-DEx identifies the address as being the address of Mike Sullivan, a victim in multiple police reports, including a burglary report, two stolen vehicle reports, and a pedestrian hit-and-run accident. Using N-DEx’s search capability, the user finds similar victim reports involving another member of the family, Bob Sullivan, at different addresses in Oklahoma and Louisiana. Additionally, N-DEx identifies Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) reports in which Bob Sullivan uses an address of 200 North Second Street, Muleshoe, Texas. N-DEx links this new address to multiple fraud investigations by the Bailey County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO).
|Outcome||As a result of the N-DEx ability to identify, correlate and share information between TDPS, NICB and BCSO, police were able to identify a second Sullivan family member involved in similar fraud in Oklahoma and Louisiana, which led to the opening of an investigation of the Sullivan family in three different states.|
|N-DEx Process that Allows Outcome||See diagram below.|
As depicted, N-DEx allows the discovery of non-obvious relationships between people, locations, records, etc. In this case, the investigator finds people related to an address and other locations where the same people appear in various records.