Insurance cheat jailed for 'crash for cash' scam

A man's hands sticking through prison bars

Masi Naqshbandi, 27, from Notting Hill, West London, was found guilty at Croydon Crown Court of faking hundreds of road traffic accidents in a bid to make insurance claims worth more than £6.5m.

His accomplice, Saboon Hillaman, 24, from Greenford, Middlesex, was also found guilty of conspiracy to defraud and was handed a sentence of four years and ten months.

The Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) said the pair used the proceeds of their scams to fund a "lavish lifestyle" which included drving luxury

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