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Five charged with fraud in Wirral 'cash-for-crash' probe

Three women and two men have been charged as part of an investigation into staged car crashes and fake insurance claims in Wirral.

Lisa Dos Santos, 31, of Craven Street and Maria Jacob, 39, of Hartington Ave, Birkenhead are accused of fraud.

Michael Maguire, 41, of Hoblyn Road and Maria Jacob, 59, of Harthill Mews, Prenton, along with Craig Lynch, 28, of Ford Road, Wirral face the same charge.

They were bailed to appear at Wirral Magistrates' Court on 12 September.

All five were arrested in connection with an alleged staged crash in Wallasey in March 2013.