‘Cash-for-crash’ scam in Durham ‘put car insurance up by £100’ – BBC News

Posted March 19th, 2013 in fraud, gangs, insurance, news, sentencing by tracey

“A ‘crash-for-cash’ scam run by a 60-strong gang swindled so much money car insurance firms raised bills of people in the area by about £100 a year. The fraud in County Durham involved faking accidents and making false whiplash compensation claims. The 60 either admitted or were found guilty during hearings held at Newcastle Crown Court since last March.”

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BBC News, 18th March 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk