Manchester 'ghostbroker' jailed

A pair of hands resting on prison bars

Man went on run for nine months after £200,000 scam was revealed.

A Romanian man, who acted as an insurance ‘ghostbroker' to set up over 150 fraudulent motor insurance policies in a £200,000 scam has been jailed for 20 months.

Maur Dumitru, 38 (6 August 1977) went on the run for nine months after failing to appear at court for his sentencing last year, but was located and arrested on 27 April by officers in Manchester. The fraud was uncovered by insurer Aviva and then investigated by the Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department, part of the City of London Police

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