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Eleven people have been convicted following their involvement in a 'Crash for Cash' scam in Derby

13 April 2018

Between 2011 and 2013 Shazad Ali, along with a number of other gang members made personal injury and vehicle damage claims to a firm of solicitors in Alvaston costing more than £250,000. On 12 April 2018, five people  pleaded guilty and a further five were found guilty of conspiracy to defraud, following two trials at Derby Crown Court.

Read the full release from Derbyshire Constabulary

Jason Potter, Head of Investigations at the IFB said: “It’s clear that Shazad Ali was the leader of this a highly organised gang, that was solely motivated by greed. Insurance fraud scams like this might seem like victimless crimes, but we estimate crash for cash costs the industry £336m per year and ultimately it is premium-paying motorists who foot the bill. Insurance fraud is a serious crime and one that will not go unpunished, so we’re pleased that this long and complex investigation has resulted in guilty verdicts”