Three jailed insurance fraudsters have been ordered to pay back just £10 each even if they profited over half a million pounds from their “crash for cash” scam.
The Newport Crown Court heard on June 30 that Byron Yandell, his father Peter and ex-wife Rachel gained more than £543,142 from their fraudulent scheme, the South Wales Argus
Despite the earnings, only £10 could be confiscated from the fraudsters since none of them had any assets, according to prosecutor Christopher Clee QC.
Judge Daniel Williams ordered the Yendells, owners of the Easifix garage in Blackwood, to pay the £10 by July 28 or spend an extra day behind bars, the report said.
According to the report, the elder Yandell benefitted £168,197 from the scam while his son and his ex-wife respectively got £202,640 and £172,305.
The Yandells have been found guilty of charges of conspiracy to defraud, conspiracy to steal, and handling stolen goods.
The father and son are currently serving their six-year prison sentences while Rachel is carrying out a five-year jail term.
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