Four members from the same family have been jailed for more than three years after setting up five car accidents in an insurance fraud operation that cost more than £40,000.
Rashid Ahmed, Abdullahi Bana, Salah Mohammed and Abbas Moobe, from Ilford, London, have been sentenced for their part in carrying out a series of ‘crash for cash’ frauds.
The scam was carried by an uncle and his nephews who took out false insurance policies and went on to stage a total of five car accidents.
Claims were then made by the four for non-existent injuries and damages to their vehicle at a total of £40,000.
The case was highlighted by the Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) who discovered that the same bank card had been used to incept five separate policies with Service Insurance and Aviva, all using a different fake name and address.
Detective Constable Daryl Fryatt, said, “These fraudsters tried to claim for thousands of pounds for a series of fake car crashes, but thanks to our investigation with support from the IFB, Service Insurance and Aviva, all they’ve ended up with is a criminal sentence.
Jason Potter, at the Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB), said, “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.”