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Elderly couple charged with fraud after ‘submitting fake insurance claims totalling $280,000’ 

An elderly couple have been arrested for allegedly submitting $280,000 of fake insurance claims after a car crash three years ago.

A 72-year-old man and a 71-year-old woman have been charged for allegedly defrauding the Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance scheme.

A police team nicknamed Strike Force Ravens arrested the pair yesterday after a morning raid on their home in Hinchinbrook, south-west Sydney.

A 72-year-old man and a 71-year-old woman have been charged for allegedly defrauding the Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance scheme. Pictured is the man

A police team nicknamed Strike Force Ravens arrested the pair yesterday after a morning raid on their home in Hinchbrook, south-west Sydney. Pictured is the woman being led away

A police team nicknamed Strike Force Ravens arrested the pair yesterday after a morning raid on their home in Hinchbrook, south-west Sydney. Pictured is the woman being led away

The couple were taken to Liverpool Police Station and each charged with one count of conspiring to cheat and defraud.

They were both granted conditional bail and are due to appear at Liverpool Local Court on Wednesday 18 July 2018.

Police will allege the couple submitted fraudulent CTP insurance claims totalling $280,000 relating to a crash at Hinchinbrook on 16 April 2015.

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. 

To date, Strike Force Ravens investigators have arrested 20 people and laid more than 120 charges in relation to a combined fraud of more than $11 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 on 1800 333 000

The couple were taken to Liverpool Police Station and each charged with one count of conspiring to cheat and defraud

The couple were taken to Liverpool Police Station and each charged with one count of conspiring to cheat and defraud

Police will allege the couple submitted fraudulent CTP insurance claims totalling $280,000 relating to a crash at Hinchinbrook on 16 April 2015

Police will allege the couple submitted fraudulent CTP insurance claims totalling $280,000 relating to a crash at Hinchinbrook on 16 April 2015

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