Two fraudsters jailed after £15,000 crash scam against Axa

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Two men who tried to defraud Axa out of £15,000 have been jailed for a total of 30 months at Teesside Crown Court.

After Scott Brough, 43, was involved in a traffic accident with an Axa customer in Chester-le-Street in which liability had been disputed, a seemingly independent witness, Carl Wilson, 27, came forward to support Brough's version of events.

This resulted in Axa paying the claim for third party vehicle damage.

However, Axa's customer insisted that the witness' description of the

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