An NHS nurse from Wales has been struck off for a year after faking a road accident and injuries as part of a bigger crash-for-cash scam.
Nicola Bartlett, 50, pocketed an insurance payout worth £16,764 after staging an accident in 2010. She was charged with conspiracy to defraud and found guilty by a jury at Cardiff Crown Court in 2015.
According to the report, the police had investigated the garage in Newport that wrote off Bartlett’s supposedly damaged vehicle. The four-year probe discovered that the garage helped stage 28 bogus crashes from 2009 to 2011, with payouts totaling £750,000.
The Daily Mail reported that 81 people were involved in the fake accidents, including Bartlett who was sentenced to nine months imprisonment suspended for two years. She was also ordered to repay £1,350 and complete 250 hours of community service.