Police charge two over CTP insurance attempted fraud

A man and a woman have been charged over allegedly attempting to defraud the Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance scheme.

The CTP Task Force was 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 established Strike Force Ravens to investigate syndicates attempting to defraud the CTP insurance scheme.

As part of their ongoing inquiries, strike force detectives arrested a 65-year-old woman at a home in Ryde about 7am on Tuesday 3 December 2019.

Shortly after, detectives stopped a vehicle on Bury Road, Guildford, and arrested the driver, a 34-year-old man.

They were both taken to local police stations and charged with attempt to dishonestly obtain financial advantage by deception.

The woman was granted conditional bail to appear at Burwood Local Court today (Monday 16 December 2019).

The man was granted conditional bail to appear at Parramatta Local Court on Tuesday 14 January 2020.

Police will allege in court that the man and the woman were involved in staging a crash between two cars at Ryde on Saturday 19 May 2018, resulting in the lodgement of fraudulent CTP claims valued at $45,000.

To date, Strike Force Ravens investigators have arrested 27 people and laid more than 187 charges in relation to a combined fraud of more than $14 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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