Why didn't he just fill in form v888? Ok there would still have to be a slight bending of the truth to submit (err car was parked on my private charge you £30 an hour carpark), but getting the police involved for a simple DVLA form?
Exhausted the voluntary redundancy staff they have not. I know of many people biding their time watching their payouts increase on a monthly basis. Here's a guaranteed cheque for 10's of thousands, just keep waiting and the pot keeps growing.