Car scam boss fined

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A GARAGE boss cheated a coun­cil with a faked in­voice about sup­posed dam­age to a rel­a­tive’s car.

Kevin Pryor, 49, billed the coun­cil for £1,335 for fix­ing a car “dam­aged by a road­side drain”.

Pryor had in­sisted the in­voice, sub­mit­ted for his rel­a­tive, was cor­rect.

But Pryor, of Ayles­bury, Bucks, ad­mit­ted two fraud charges and was or­dered by Steve­nage mag­is­trates to pay £2,539 fines and costs.

Hert­ford­shire coun­cil’s David Wil­liams said: “Peo­ple of­ten t hink in­sur­ance is a vic­tim­less crime but it gen­er­ates enor­mous costs that are borne by the pub­lic.”

There is no sug­ges­tion any of Pryor’s rel­a­tives were in­volved in the scam.

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