A fraudster who marketed his counterfeit ID manufacturing facility utilizing a pretend driving licence of former prime minister David Cameron has been jailed.
Dragoz Dragomir and four accomplices made £1m in a scam facilitated by pretend paperwork, the Met Police said.
A sample ID utilizing Mr Cameron’s photograph – with 10 Downing Street as his home handle – was present in Dragomir’s rented workplace in Enfield, north London.
The gang had been handed jail sentences at Blackfriars Crown Court on Friday.
Their on-line scam involved tons of of adverts for non-existent items and services being put on professional web sites equivalent to eBay, police said.
Faux identification paperwork made in Dragomir’s “manufacturing facility” had been used to set up bank accounts to receive cash from the fraud, the Met added.
Det Con Chris Collins said: “Dragomir was an enabler of serious crime whose products are more likely to have helped others net tens of millions of pounds 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 paperwork and possession of equipment tailored for making fake ID paperwork
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: Each had been handed 30-month sentences after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit fraud, conspiracy to cash launder and possession of false ID paperwork
Maria Bilici, 34, from St Albans, Hertfordshire: 4 years imprisonment after being discovered guilty of conspiracy cash launder, cash laundering and fraud