Further arrests made over CTP insurance fraud, NSW

Another two men have been charged for allegedly defrauding the Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance scheme, NSW Police say.

In August 2016, detectives from the State Crime Command’s Fraud and Cybercrime Squad established Strike Force Ravens to investigate syndicates targeting the CTP insurance scheme following recommendations of the CTP Task Force.

The CTP Task Force is a NSW Government initiative coordinated by the State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA), involving representatives from various government agencies and legal, health, and insurance sectors.

As part of ongoing investigations, Strike Force Ravens detectives arrested a 31-year-old man at Fairfield Police Station about 10am on Sunday (30 April 2017).

He was charged with fraud and granted conditional bail and is due to appear at Fairfield Local Court on Monday 29 May 2017.

Police will allege the man submitted a fraudulent CTP insurance claim for $120,000 relating to a crash on Atkinson Street, Liverpool, on 30 May 2015.

Following further inquiries, a 35-year-old man was arrested by investigators at Liverpool Police Station about 11am today.

He was charged with 17 fraud-related offences, which relate to his alleged involvement in staged crashes at Liverpool on 6 May 2015 and 30 May 2015.

The total value of the fraudulent claims made following the two crashes was more than $1.7 million.

He was refused bail to appear at Liverpool Local Court later tomorrow.

To date, Strike Raven investigators have arrested five people and laid 69 charges in relation to a combined fraud of $6.2 million.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to CTP Green Slip fraud to call Crime Stoppers.

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