UK policeman gets five years for selling car crash data

2017-10-07 10:58


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London - A British police officer was sentenced to five years in prison on Friday for selling data about car crashes to insurance claims firms - in one case even before a police patrol had arrived on the scene of an accident.

The fraud consisted of extracting names and contact details for people involved in car crashes from a police database, prosecutors said in a statement.

The information was then sold to claims firms which then offered various types of compensation.

The police officer, Nigel Mungur, even set up his own company to handle the data transfers and made £363 000 over seven years.

He was found out when car crash victims complained they were receiving calls even though they had given their contact details only to the police.

Two accomplices, including Mungur's wife Nicola, also a police officer, were also convicted.

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