Fake collisions and bogus insurance claims – they have been the scourge of the industry for years. However, now insurers and brokers might be able to sleep a little easier at night knowing that one of the country’s most notorious insurance fraudsters is behind bars.
According to a BBC report today, Mark McCracken, who oversaw dozens of others in an insurance fraud scam, has been jailed.
It is estimated that McCracken notched up more than £500,000 from staging fake collisions with the 48-year-old admitting to 13 fraud charges in Carlisle Crown Court, as well as one of using false documents.
McCracken was ultimately handed a seven-year jail term, while 34 additional alleged fraudsters are currently being sentenced for their involvement in the crimes.
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