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Nine charged over insurance scam involving accident

They claimed more than $83,000 by allegedly staging a crash

Published on Mar 6, 2014 8:35 AM

Nine men were charged with cheating yesterday over an alleged staged road accident, which saw them claim more than $83,000 in insurance.

The group is said to have conspired to fraudulently tell insurers that a Rentokil van had been involved in a crash with three cars along Sembawang Drive in July 2009, before claiming for injuries and damage to their vehicles.

The day after the accident, the van's driver, Rudyanto Sarmani, 32, reported it to his employer, Rentokil Initial Singapore, which paid out $1,563 to cover repairs to the Toyota van in January 2010. He faces one charge of cheating.

The Straits Times understands that the three cars involved were a Proton Gen 2, a Hyundai Matrix and a Honda Fit.

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