A fraudster who marketed his counterfeit ID manufacturing unit utilizing a fake driving licence of former prime minister David Cameron has been jailed.
Dragoz Dragomir and 4 accomplices made £1m in a rip-off facilitated by fake paperwork, the Met Police said.
A pattern ID utilizing Mr Cameron’s photo – with 10 Downing Street as his dwelling tackle – was present in Dragomir’s rented office in Enfield, north London.
The gang had been handed jail sentences at Blackfriars Crown Court docket on Friday.
Their on-line rip-off concerned hundreds of adverts for non-existent goods and services being put on official websites comparable to eBay, police said.
Faux identification paperwork made in Dragomir’s “manufacturing unit” had been used to set up bank accounts to receive cash from the fraud, the Met added.
Det Con Chris Collins stated: “Dragomir was an enabler of serious crime whose products are prone to have helped others web tens of millions of pounds from fraud and evade immigration control.”
The defendants and their sentences
Dragomir, 34, from Cheshunt, Hertfordshire: Seven years and six months imprisonment after being found responsible of conspiracy to commit fraud, conspiracy to cash launder, possession of fake ID paperwork and possession of apparatus tailored for making fake ID paperwork
Mihai Cirstoiu, 37, from Redbridge, east London: Six years imprisonment after pleading responsible to conspiracy to commit fraud, conspiracy to cash launder and cash laundering
George Cerneanu, 25, of no mounted abode, and Georgian Alexandru Stanciu, 27, from Redbridge: Each had been handed 30-month sentences after pleading responsible to conspiracy to commit fraud, conspiracy to cash launder and possession of false ID paperwork
Maria Bilici, 34, from St Albans, Hertfordshire: Four years imprisonment after being found responsible of conspiracy cash launder, cash laundering and fraud