The Association of British Insurers' (ABI) new anti-fraud boss has quit after six weeks with the trade body. ABI spokesman said Paul Crake had been made a job offer that was “too good to refuse” soon after taking up the ABI position.

Crake had replaced ABI crime and fraud prevention bureau boss John Wagstaff and his assistant Katherine Frost. His appointment was part of a reshuffle of the ABI's crime and fraud department, which involved the setting up of an anti-fraud committee comprising a cross-section of industry experts.

The spokesman said the ABI was in the process of looking for Crake's replacement, but could not comment on when an appointment would be made.