Eight men sentenced for staging bus crash and faking injuries
12 October 2017
Today (Thursday 12 October 2017) a man has been sentenced to 12 months in prison for conspiracy to commit fraud and dangerous driving, while seven of his accomplices received suspended sentences after they all pleaded guilty to making fraudulent claims for injuries from a fake bus crash which they set up.
Commenting on the case, IFB’s Head of Investigations Jason Potter said:
“Crash for cash scams like this might seem to some to be a harmless way to beat the system and get an easy pay out but in reality those who commit crimes of this nature now stand a very good chance of getting caught and facing serious consequences. These scams put other motorist’s lives at risk and as an industry we are working hard to tackle this type of behaviour. Fraudsters are taking vehicles out on public roads and forcing innocent people into needless collisions. These incredibly dangerous and reckless incidents present a real risk of injury and potentially even death.”