Reading Crown Court on Friday, was the scene of what is seen as being a landmark case in the ongoing battle against Crash for Cash fraud.
Five men were sentenced to a combined 32 years in prison after all five were found guilty of being involved in the fatal road traffic collision, which took the life of Baljinder Kaur Gill. Whilst the Crash for Cash culture has become more wide-spread in our society, the 34-year-olds death is the first known fatality as a result of an induced crash.
Chris Hallet, Director of Intel and Complex Fraud at Hill Dickinson, who were appointed by Chaucer Insurances fraud team following initial concerns about the claim said “These sentences send a very clear message to the criminals committing insurance fraud who have no regard for the human consequences, that you will be tracked down and prosecuted.”
Three men were each charged with causing death by dangerous driving and given a minimum of 10 years, whilst an accomplice and the unwitting driver were each given 12 months.