Insurance Fraud Bureau

Fraudster family sentenced for crash for cash crimes

22 August 2018

Following a joint investigation by the IFB, its insurer members and City of London Police's Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department (IFED) four fraudsters have been sentenced for their roles in a crash for cash scam. 

The fraudster and their three nephews pleaded guilty and each received the following sentences on Friday 17 August:

  • 18 months in prison.
  • 24 weeks in prison, suspended for 18 months and 150 hours of unpaid work. 
  • Six months in prison to run consecutively to the nine year sentence he is already serving for an unrelated crime.
  • 30 weeks in prison, suspended for 18 months and 170 hours of unpaid work.

Jason Potter, IFB's Head of Investigations commented: 

“It’s clear from the fact that members of this gang are already serving prison sentences that these fraudsters are dangerous criminals with little regard for the rules. This case demonstrates that insurance fraud is often linked to wider criminality and it’s only by working closely with the insurance industry and police that we were able to stop these fraudsters in their tracks.

“Organised insurance fraud is a serious crime and it is imperative that we continue to focus our efforts on detecting and deterring this type of behaviour in order to stamp it out at the root.” 

Read full story on IFED's website here.