Volgograd resident faces up to 10 years in prison for car insurance scams

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It is assumed that the man was a member of an organized criminal group that was involved in simulating accidents in order to obtain insurance.

The prosecutor’s office has approved the indictment against a 30-year-old resident of Volgograd. He is charged with 29 counts of insurance fraud as part of an organized group. He is also charged with participating in 78 episodes of attempted insurance fraud as part of an organized criminal group, the press service of the regional prosecutor’s office said.

According to the investigation, the accused from September 2015 to November 2016 was a member of an organized criminal group that was involved in the theft of funds from insurance companies. In total, the organized criminal group included 19 persons who performed staged road accidents in order to obtain insurance claims. During this period, the accomplices caused damage to five companies in the amount of more than 2.6 million rubles.

Also, the defendant in the criminal case is accused of attempted fraud in the amount of over 8 million rubles. The swindlers presented to insurance organizations knowingly forged documents about fictitious accidents, however, the insurance was not paid due to the vigilance of the company’s security services and the intervention of law enforcement agencies.

The man fully admitted his guilt, having concluded a pre-trial cooperation agreement with the prosecutor’s office.

The prosecutor’s office of the region considered the evidence collected by the investigation sufficient to confirm the indictment. The criminal case was sent to the Kirovsky District Court.

A man can face a maximum of 10 years in prison.

Criminal cases against 13 accomplices of the accused, including the organizer of the organized criminal group, are now under investigation. Also, three accomplices were previously sentenced to various terms of imprisonment. Criminal cases against two more members of the criminal group are pending in court.