In a breath-taking act of criminal genius, Mohammed Omar Gulzar, known as Bobby, employed 25 people to file fake insurance claims after their bus collided with a Vauxhall Zafira in Sheffield, South Yorkshire.
From the Daily Mail:
A gang that deliberately crashed a 12-tonne bus carrying 26 passengers as part of a thousand-pound ‘crash-for-cash’ scam has been jailed.
Mohammed Omar Gulzar, 31, devised at least 39 collisions across South Yorkshire to claim up to £500,000 from insurance companies.
Working with a team of actors and fraudulent company City Claims 4 U, Gulzar filed dozens of claims for injuries such as whiplash for hundreds of pounds at a time.
The most elaborate stunt over the seven months between January and July 2011 involved Gulzar and his employee Shoaib Nawaz, 25, filling a single-decker First Mainline bus with co-conspirators, before driver Adam Herbert – who was in on the plot – deliberately crashed into a Vauxhall Safira.
Genuine passengers were bemused as people threw themselves to the floor, and one man ran into the windscreen, after the low-speed crash, Sheffield Crown Court heard.
Afterwards, 25 people made claims for whiplash.
Sentencing the gang at Sheffield Crown Court yesterday, Judge Graham Robinson said: ‘The idea that cash-for-crash is a victimless crime needs to be rebuffed immediately.
He added: ‘The fact that this criminal enterprise was a failure does not make the offences less serious and the sentence I give will hopefully serve as a deterrent to anyone considering taking part in a cash for crash scam.
‘Cash for crash is not a crime that pays.’
Gulzar and Nawaz were sentenced to four-and-a-half years and three-and-a-half years, respectively for conspiring to defraud insurance companies between January 1 and July 31, 2011.
Bus driver Adam Herbert, 26, was jailed for 20 months.
Gulzar, his employee Shoaib Nawaz, 24, and two other men – Javed Khan, 46, and Sami Selam, 36 – were found guilty of conspiracy to defraud following a six-week trial in September 2013.
Sheffield Crown Court heard police enquiries began after the smash at the junction of Scott Road and Ellesmere Road in Sheffield.
Enquiries by bus company First revealed that there had been a spike in passenger numbers on that particular day.
Michael Bay is working on securing the rights to the men’s story, for a big budget Jew movie about the diabolical bravery and audacity of these Muslim bus-crashers. The part of Mohammed Omar Gulzar, the quick-witted mastermind behind the whole operation, is being solicited to Robert Downy Jr., with Ben Affleck expected to sign on for the role of Shoaib Mawaz. The producers have their eye on Lindsey Lohan for the female lead, a spunky abused White teenager forced into sex slavery and prostitution by the clever Islamic protagonists.