Sunday Tribune

Crash and burn conman


A CONMAN in Britain who staged at least 93 “crash for cash” road accidents in three years, was yesterday jailed for four-and-a-half years.

Mohammed Patel, 24, charged fraudsters £500 (R6 000) a time to set up crashes enabling them to claim an average of £17 000 – costing the insurance industry £1.6 million.

He was also banned from driving for three-and-a-half years.

Patel would slam on his brakes so drivers behind him would plough into his car, allowing them to claim for vehicle damage and injuries. – Belfast Telegraph

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