Penza region fraudsters gang who leeched off insurance companies face charges
Penza, 24 August 2015. PenzaNews. A gang of fraudsters who earned their living by profiting off insurance payments for orchestrated traffic accidents for two years in the Penza region has faced charges under Part 4, Art 159 of the Criminal Code, titled “Fraud.”
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“The investigation found that the criminal gang of seven people was founded and managed by a father and a son. The culprits followed their plot by orchestrating traffic accidents, acting as both victims and defendants in them. A traffic expert whom they knew filled in the car inspection protocols with the data required to receive insurance payments for alleged repairs for a bribe,” the Penza region Ministry of the Interior department informed PenzaNews agency.
The members of the criminal gang were unemployed but received enough insurance money to buy expensive cars, they noted.
“The police searched their premises and seized over 20 cars used to orchestrate the traffic accidents,” the press service said.
As of now, five members of the criminal gang are detained and two more are held under house arrest, the police clarified.