The gang executing insurance fraud was busted
Concurrent operations in 11 cities comprising the districts of Arnavutköy, Avcılar, Bahçelievler, Başakşehir, Beykoz, Beylükdüzü, Büyükçekmece, Esenyurt, Gaziosmanpaşa, Güngören, Küçükçekmece, Sancaktepe, Şişli, Ümraniye and Zeytinburnu of Istanbul, Adana, Ankara, Bursa, Çanakkale, Edirne, Giresun, Tekirdağ, Samsun, Tokat and Trabzon were undertaken.
In the operations which were undertaken with regard to the leader of the gang named İ.B. and 72 persons subsequent to the technical and physical surveillance which continued for approximately 6 months, 50 of 68 suspects were sent to the court. It was stated the works performed in order to catch the other suspects were continuing.
It was stated by the teams of the Automobile Theft Bureau of the Public Security Branch Office that the suspects purchased the vehicles which were severely damaged but whose damage conditions were not reflected in the traffic insurance records and they subsequently procured that the members of the gang would obtain undue loans from various financial institutions and they would take out car insurance policies.
It was stated that the members of the crime organization made applications concerning theft to the insurance companies with respect to 36 severely damaged vehicles that were purchased by them at low prices from the market and they swindled the loan institutions and insurance companies at the amount of 10 million TL by means of this method.
It was indicated that 18 of the suspects who whose transactions in the Security Department were completed and who were taken into custody were released according to the instructions of the prosecution office and 50 suspects were sent to the court on the basis of the charges of “establishment of a crime organization in order to perpetrate crimes and becoming a member of this organizations”, “aggravated fraud” and “fabrication of crimes”.