Two motor car insurance fraudsters behind one of the largest ‘crash for cash’ schemes in the UK have been sentenced for a total of 11 years, industry experts recently reported.
Brothers and Burnley natives Rehan and Rezwan Javed, aged 36 and 34 respectively, made an astounding £995,915 from their efforts scamming car insurance companies through false accident claims, police officials stated. The two brothers, who lived in Dovedale Close before their apprehension, were given jail time in Manchester’s Minshull Street Crown Court after they were both found to be guilty of not only possession of an article for use in fraud but also conspiracy to defraud as well. Rezwan, the younger brother, was given a six year prison term, while his brother Rehan will be serving five years in prison for his transgressions.
The brothers would routinely hire people to drive up to roundabouts and then brake in order to stop suddenly, which would lead to a shunt as the vehicle behind was watching for traffic to clear by looking right in an effort to join the roundabout. The Javeds would then make bogus car accident claims for repair costs, storage costs, and write-offs, while also claiming that there were three people in the vehicle hit from behind, which led to an average of £3,000 netted for each claim.
Presiding Judge Bernard Lever, as he passed sentence on both brothers, remarked that he had tasked with the prosecution of the production of the most recent and exact statistics for insurance fraud, which costs every driver in the UK an additional £44 per year on their car insurance rates. Judge Lever also noted that it costs the insurance business £2 billion every year.