Alleged CTP insurance fraud syndicate: four people charged

notice | 04/04/2019

Four people have been charged over their alleged role in a Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance fraud syndicate operating across Sydney.

SIRA works in partnership with NSW Police to detect suspected fraud within the NSW CTP scheme, providing information on the CTP scheme and suspected unlawful activity.

SIRA also co-ordinates the CTP Task Force, a NSW government initiative to deter, detect and prosecute fraudulent CTP claims. Following recommendations of the CTP Task Force, NSW Police detectives commenced investigations into syndicates attempting to defraud the CTP insurance scheme under Strike Force Ravens.

On Tuesday 2 April 2019, Strike Force Ravens detectives executed search warrants at properties in Pyrmont and Bass Hill, and a Bankstown medical practice. Investigators located and seized several items, including documentation relevant to the investigation and electronic devices.

On that same date, a 45-year-old Bass Hill man was arrested and charged. He remains before the courts. On 3 April 2019, detectives also arrested a 36-year-old man at a home in Merrylands, a 40-year-old woman at a home in Cherrybrook, and a 43-year-old woman at Castle Hill Police Station.

Police will allege in court the man and women fraudulently submitted CTP insurance claims.

To date, Strike Force Ravens investigators have arrested 27 people and laid more than 170 charges in relation to a combined fraud of more than $11 million.

Read more about the arrests on the NSW Police website. View the CTP Fraud page for more information on SIRA’s activities to prevent fraud.