The courts have found a motor trader guilty of fraud and conspiracy to commit fraud after staging a “cash for crash” accident. He was sentenced to 20 months in prison.
Worcester Crown Court penalised Fazal Khan after he tried to claim almost £10,000 in insurance following a scheme where he staged a car crash with the motorist behind him, according to information provided by AXA Insurance.
Khan’s modus operandi unravelled after a passer-by recognized him and claimed that he was involved in a similar accident in the previous months. The witness also alleged that Khan used a different name following their accident.
Judith Waterhouse, head of commercial property claims at AXA Insurance, said in a statement, “We have always maintained that fraudsters should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law and we were pleased to see a custodial sentence handed out in this case.”“As well as the good work of the police and our fraud investigators, we would like to thank the witness in this case who spotted Mr Khan after he was involved in a similar incident with him. We hope that the court continues to take a strict line against cash for crash fraudsters to deter others from trying to submit false claims,” she added.