A fraudster who advertised his counterfeit ID factory using a faux driving licence of former prime minister David Cameron has been jailed.
Dragoz Dragomir and four accomplices made £1m in a scam facilitated by faux documents, the Met Police said.
A sample ID using Mr Cameron’s picture – with 10 Downing Avenue as his residence address – was found in Dragomir’s rented workplace in Enfield, north London.
The gang were handed jail sentences at Blackfriars Crown Court on Friday.
Their on-line scam concerned a whole lot of adverts for non-existent items and services being put on official websites comparable to eBay, police said.
Pretend identification documents made in Dragomir’s “factory” were used to arrange financial institution accounts to obtain cash from the fraud, the Met added.
Det Con Chris Collins mentioned: “Dragomir was an enabler of significant crime whose products are likely to have helped others internet hundreds of thousands 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 found responsible of conspiracy to commit fraud, conspiracy to cash launder, possession of fake ID documents and possession of apparatus tailored 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: Every 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 found responsible of conspiracy cash launder, cash laundering and fraud