Six arrested in Gwent “crash for cash” investigation
by Gill Montia
Gwent Police have arrested six people as part of its on-going investigation into a suspected “crash for cash” fraud ring.
Operation Dino has been following up on suspicious claims referred by insurers and the Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) and so far 40 people have been arrested, all of whom remain on Police bail.
The investigation has focused on a repair garage named EASIFIX, formerly known as St David’s Crash Repair.
Ben Fletcher, head of operations at the IFB, comments: “Unfortunately, ‘Crash for Cash’ scams are being plotted up and down the country – the IFB is currently managing 40 live operations with police forces across the UK.”
According to the Bureau, the collective value of the scams under investigations tops £66.6 million.