Doncaster man jailed for crash scam

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A Wheatley man has become the first Doncaster motorist to be jailed for a ‘crash for cash’ scam.

A judge who imprisoned car dealer Michael Rajinder Singh for eight months for contempt of court said those tempted to ‘make claims from fictitious accidents should take heed’.

Experts from Liverpool Victoria insurance company rejected Singh’s £120,000 claim for compensation because they decided the car accident had never happened.

Singh, aged 47, of Harrowden Road, originally told his insurers that he was involved in a car accident in 2010 with a car on Winchester Road, Dunscroft.

The costs sought included medical treatment for the two drivers and five fictitious passengers for personal injuries, including whiplash, as well as car repairs, car hire and storage, and the claimants’ legal fees.

The claim was investigated by LV=’s claims crime prevention team as there were a number of factors that made it suspicious.