The gang of insurance fraudsters ordered to pay £37,000 as well as 42 years in prison
A gang of insurance frausters, who have already been imprisoned for their scams, have been ordered to pay over £37,000 back.
They were previously convicted for the cash for crash scams back in April to a collective 42 years in prison after an investigation by Derbyshire Police and the Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB).
After a series of confiscation hearings which concluded on Friday 3 November, 12 men were ordered to pay varying amounts to the courts as compensation. The men and their punishments are as follows:
· Martin Walker: 6 and a half years imprisonment, reduced to 5 years 3 months for guilty plea, and ordered to pay £13,253.94 back.
· Mohammed Asghar: 7 years imprisonment, reduced to 5 years for guilty plea and ordered pay £60.95 back.
· Arsalaan Hussain: 4 years imprisonment and ordered to pay £11,504 back.
· Dharminder Nagra: 5 years imprisonment and ordered to pay £67.48 back.
· Davinder Nagra: 5 years imprisonment and ordered to pay £2,500 back.
· Nasir Ahmed: 7 years imprisonment, reduced to 5 years and 3 months for guilty plea and given a nominal order.
· Adam Stark: 4 years and 9 months imprisonment and ordered to pay £2,434.59 back.
· Liam Swinfield: 3 and a half years imprisonment, reduced to 31 months for guilty plea and given a nominal order.
· Dorothy Baker: 3 years imprisonment, reduced to 30 months for guilty plea and given a nominal order
· Nicola Brown: 3 years imprisonment, reduced 21 months for guilty plea and ordered to pay £400 back.
· Anthony Walker: 21 months imprisonment, reduced to 18 months for guilty plea and given a nominal order.
· Adeel Aziz: awaiting sentencing, but ordered to pay £7,273
They now have up to three months to pay their fines. Those given nominal orders had no assets to confiscate but the court can take any assets they obtain in the future up to the amount they made from their criminal activity.
The scam itself saw the gang deliberately targeting innocent motorists by crashing into them on public roads then submitting fraudulent insurance claims for financial gain; the investigation linked the gang to 111 claims going as far back as 2011.