‘Crash for Cash’ Fraudster Given Prison Sentence for Involving His Stepdaughter’a Best Friend in a Staged Crash so she Could be Blamed

‘Crash for Cash’ Fraudster Given Prison Sentence for Involving His Stepdaughter’a Best Friend in a Staged Crash so she Could be Blamed

A crash for cash fraudster who set up an accident which involved his stepdaughters’ best friend
has received a 10 month prison sentence.
Mohammed Khalib 53 purposefully swerved his Vauxhall Corsa in front of another driver at a roundabout exit on the A4 near Maidenhead Berkshire.
He slammed on his brakes so that he could cause the crash and then filed a claim.
He managed to persuade 22-year-old Zanibi Mirza – who is his stepdaughter’s best friend- to be involved in the crash for cash incident so that she would take the blame Southwark Crown Court heard.
Khalib from Ilford pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud and is now in prison.
The court were told that Mr Khalib’s white Vauxhall Corsa and a silver vehicle – with passengers Mirza and an unknown Asian man in– were going round the Thicket Road roundabout at around 9pm.
They purposely swerved in front of the other driver Thomas Griffth’s then suddenly braked and caused a three-car-pile-up.
After the crash which happened in March last year Khalib gave his insurance details which were under the name of Mirza – to Mr Griffiths.
Mr Khalib told his insurance that his car had been ‘written off’ the court heard.
The police later discovered Khalib’s car parked on the driveway outside his house with ‘little damage’.
‘This is a “crash for cash” staged vehicle accident.’ said Sally Fudge prosecuting.
‘As Mr Griffiths got to the roundabout he allowed two vehicles to come around the roundabout and then he pulled out behind them.
‘He left a gap between his car and the white Vauxhall Corsa as they approached the exit for the A4 but at the last moment the cars swerved sharply to the right.
‘The two cars were acting in unison and caused the crash to the innocent third party.’
Khalib told police that Mirza had planned to stage an accident for money because she was unemployed.
Later the police found that Khalib had transferred the ownership of the car and his insurance policy to Mirza days previous to the crash – so that he could blame her if they were caught.
Sentencing Khalib Judge Nicholas Loraine-Smith said: ‘This was despicable behaviour – not just getting Ms Mirza involved but diminishing your responsibility by blaming her.’
He went on to say: ‘This case is a good example of how this type of offence does cause physical danger – two cars acting in concert causing a crash.
‘Thankfully in this case nobody was hurt but it takes little imagination to see the physical and psychological injury that can be caused by orchestrating a car accident like this.’
Mirza from Plaistow east London also admitted conspiracy to defraud and was handed a 240-hour community service order.
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