A fraudster who marketed his counterfeit ID factory utilizing a pretend driving licence of former prime minister David Cameron has been jailed.
Dragoz Dragomir and four accomplices made £1m in a rip-off facilitated by pretend documents, the Met Police said.
A pattern ID utilizing Mr Cameron’s photo – with 10 Downing Avenue as his dwelling tackle – was found in Dragomir’s rented office in Enfield, north London.
The gang were handed jail sentences at Blackfriars Crown Court docket on Friday.
Their online rip-off concerned a whole bunch of adverts for non-existent goods and companies being placed on reputable web sites akin to eBay, police said.
Pretend identification documents made in Dragomir’s “factory” were used to arrange financial institution accounts to receive cash from the fraud, the Met added.
Det Con Chris Collins said: “Dragomir was an enabler of serious crime whose merchandise are more likely to have helped others web thousands and thousands of kilos from fraud and evade immigration control.”
The defendants and their sentences
Dragomir, 34, from Cheshunt, Hertfordshire: Seven years and six months imprisonment after being discovered responsible 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 responsible to conspiracy to commit fraud, conspiracy to cash launder and cash laundering
George Cerneanu, 25, of no fastened abode, and Georgian Alexandru Stanciu, 27, from Redbridge: Each were handed 30-month sentences after pleading responsible 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 responsible of conspiracy cash launder, cash laundering and fraud