Tenth person charged over fraudulent insurance claims, NSW

A driver who allegedly submitted a fraudulent insurance claim is the tenth person charged by detectives investigating Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance fraud, 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 30-year-old man at a home at Bankstown, about 11.15am today.

He was charged with fraud and refused bail to appear at Bankstown Local Court today.

Police will allege the man was the driver of a vehicle involved in a minor crash at the intersection of Punchbowl and King Georges Roads, Lakemba, on 16 March 2015 and submitted a fraudulent insurance claim.

The total value of the fraudulent claim was almost $700,000.

To date, Strike Raven investigators have arrested 10 people and laid more than 80 charges in relation to a combined fraud of almost $10 million.

Investigations are ongoing and further arrests are expected.

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

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