Monday, May 13, 2013

'Cash-for-crash' gang swagger free from court after staging fake stag-do pile-up that was set to earn them £134,000

The scam involved the gang of 13 intentionally damaging their minibus near the Tyne Tunnel in North Tyneside, before driving it to the scene of the 'crash' - then claiming for whiplash injuries. Richard Oliver (left), 25, of Jarrow, South Tyneside, was part of the gang, who would have taken £134,000 between them from insurance firm Aviva if they had pulled off the scheme. Also pictured are gang members. Also pictured are Marnie Simpson (top right) and Robert Paul (bottom right), who were involved in the scam.