Further four arrests over CTP insurance fraud syndicate

Detectives have arrested a further four people 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 taken to Bankstown Police Station, where he was charged with do act intending to pervert the course of justice, knowingly deal with proceeds of crime, deal with identity information to commit indictable offence, and knowingly participate in criminal group assist crime.

Police will allege in court that the man facilitated the activities of the syndicate by providing advice to members of the group to assist with knowingly submitting fraudulent insurance claims.

He was refused bail to appear at Bankstown Local Court today (Wednesday 3 April 2019).

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.

All three are at local police stations, where they are assisting detectives with their inquiries.

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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