A fraudster who advertised his counterfeit ID manufacturing unit using 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 sample ID using Mr Cameron’s photo – with 10 Downing Avenue as his dwelling address – was found in Dragomir’s rented workplace in Enfield, north London.
The gang were handed jail sentences at Blackfriars Crown Courtroom on Friday.
Their online rip-off involved a whole lot of adverts for non-existent goods and companies being put on legit websites equivalent to eBay, police said.
Pretend identification paperwork made in Dragomir’s “manufacturing unit” were 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 great crime whose merchandise are likely to have helped others web tens of millions 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 paperwork and possession of equipment adapted 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 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 paperwork
Maria Bilici, 34, from St Albans, Hertfordshire: 4 years imprisonment after being discovered responsible of conspiracy cash launder, cash laundering and fraud