Alleged insurance fraud scam at Blackwood garage

Gwent Police says 86 people have been charged in relation to an alleged 'crash for cash' scam operating out of a garage in Pengam, Blackwood, in the South Wales Valleys.

They are due to appear at Cwmbran Magistrates Court on 10 October.

A team of officers and detectives have been investigating this sophisticated ‘crash for cash scheme’ alongside the Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) for more than two years, and this has led to the arrest and charge of these 86 individuals.

If you suspect anyone of committing insurance fraud, you can contact the police on 101 or report them directly to the free and confidential IFB Cheatline on 0800 422 0421, or online at [www.insurancefraudbureau.org/

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– Detective Sergeant Andy Cullen, Gwent Police

Gwent Police established Operation Dino in 2011, to specifically investigate ‘crash for cash’ insurance frauds.

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86 charged over 'crash for cash'

A Gwent Police investigation into 'crash for cash' incidents - where people deliberately crash cars to get insurance money - has led to 86 people being charged.