A fraudster who marketed his counterfeit ID factory utilizing a faux driving licence of former prime minister David Cameron has been jailed.
Dragoz Dragomir and four accomplices made £1m in a rip-off facilitated by faux documents, the Met Police said.
A pattern ID utilizing Mr Cameron’s photograph – with 10 Downing Street as his home deal with – was found in Dragomir’s rented office in Enfield, north London.
The gang have been handed jail sentences at Blackfriars Crown Courtroom on Friday.
Their online rip-off involved tons of of adverts for non-existent goods and companies being put on legitimate websites similar to eBay, police said.
Faux identification documents made in Dragomir’s “factory” have been used to arrange bank accounts to receive cash from the fraud, the Met added.
Det Con Chris Collins mentioned: “Dragomir was an enabler of great crime whose products are more likely to have helped others web millions of kilos from fraud and evade immigration control.”
The defendants and their sentences
Dragomir, 34, from Cheshunt, Hertfordshire: Seven years and 6 months imprisonment after being discovered guilty of conspiracy to commit fraud, conspiracy to cash launder, possession of fake ID documents and possession of apparatus adapted for making fake ID documents
Mihai Cirstoiu, 37, from Redbridge, east London: Six years imprisonment after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit fraud, conspiracy to cash launder and cash laundering
George Cerneanu, 25, of no fixed abode, and Georgian Alexandru Stanciu, 27, from Redbridge: Every have been handed 30-month sentences after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit fraud, conspiracy to cash launder and possession of false ID documents
Maria Bilici, 34, from St Albans, Hertfordshire: Four years imprisonment after being discovered guilty of conspiracy cash launder, cash laundering and fraud