Further charges laid over CTP insurance fraud syndicate

Three people have been charged over their alleged roles in a Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance fraud syndicate operating across Sydney.

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.

Following recommendations of the CTP Task Force, detectives from the Financial Crimes Squad commenced investigations into syndicates attempting to defraud the CTP insurance scheme under Strike Force Ravens.

As part of their ongoing inquiries, detectives executed search warrants at properties in Pyrmont and Bass Hill, and a Bankstown medical practice yesterday (Tuesday 2 April 2019).

Investigators located several items, including documentation relevant to the investigation and electronic devices. These items were seized to undergo forensic examination.

A 45-year-old Bass Hill man was arrested and charged yesterday. He remains before the courts.

Following further inquiries, detectives arrested a 36-year-old man at a home in Merrylands, a 40-year-old woman at a home in Cherrybrook, and a 43-year-old woman at Castle Hill Police Station today (Wednesday 3 April 2019).

The Merrylands man was charged with participate criminal group contribute criminal activity, and dishonestly obtain financial advantage by deception.

He was granted strict conditional bail and is due to appear at Parramatta Local Court on Tuesday 23 April 2019.

The Cherrybrook woman was charged with participate criminal group contribute criminal activity, and four counts of dishonestly obtain financial advantage by deception.

The North Kellyville woman was charged with participate criminal group contribute criminal activity, and dishonestly obtain financial advantage by deception.

They were both granted strict conditional bail and are due to appear at Parramatta Local Court on Wednesday 24 April 2019.

Police will allege in court the man and women fraudulently submitted CTP insurance claims.

To date, Strike Force Ravens investigators have arrested 27 people and laid more than 170 charges in relation to a combined fraud of more than $11 million.

Anyone with information about in relation to CTP Green Slip fraud is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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