Alina Khan received a 14-month suspended prison sentence after crash was caught on victim’s dashboard camera
A woman has been sentenced for her part in a crash for cash scam that tried to con LV= out of £26,000.
Alina Khan received a 14-month suspended prison sentence after the collision on a Machester A-road in 2011 was caught on the victim’s in-car dashboard camera.
The sentencing of her co-conspirators Kamran Yasin and Sarfaraz Ahmed, who had also previously pleaded guilty, has been rearranged for September.
In June 2011 Ahmed, owner of accident management company AMC Claims, pursued an insurance claim on behalf of Khan who had reported that the rear of her silver Audi had been damaged in a collision with a Vauxhall Corsa.
The claim was for recovery and storage of the silver Audi as well as a courtesy car – a black Audi.
Khan also submitted a separate personal injury claim for whiplash.
But footage handed to LV= of the incident from the Vauxhall’s dashboard camera showed the silver Audi brake without warning, sending the Vauxhall into the back of it.
It also captured the black Audi ‘courtesy car’ in the Vauxhall’s vicinity before the crash and pulling up on its nearside immediately after the collision.
LV= referred the case to the City of London Police’s Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department (IFED). Detectives discovered that the Audi had been driven around Manchester after the collision and through West Yorkshire during the time it was supposedly in storage.
Yasin and Ahmed were found to be friends and that it was Yasin who had called Ahmed after the collision to get him to put in the claims to LV=.
The three were charged with conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation and later pleaded guilty to fraud by false representation.
City of London Police Detective Constable Mick Jones said: “This fraud was planned and executed by a group of friends who decided that making phony insurance claims off the back of an induced accident was an easy way to bolster their bank accounts.”