Fraud in claims management has been known, though it must be quite a feat to get away with a million. A claims manager at one motor insurer did just that. He kept a motor claim running for nearly a year - and made the scam a family affair.

His mother, brother, girlfriend and members of her family were accident-prone that year when each of them hit the same car, writing it off in bigger and more spectacular ways.

He was finally caught when someone realised the coincidence was just too close for comfort - and when his bank account was raided it contained a cool £1m.