A fraudster who advertised his counterfeit ID manufacturing unit 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 paperwork, the Met Police said.
A pattern ID utilizing Mr Cameron’s photograph – with 10 Downing Road as his residence tackle – was present in Dragomir’s rented workplace in Enfield, north London.
The gang were handed jail sentences at Blackfriars Crown Court docket on Friday.
Their on-line rip-off concerned a whole lot of adverts for non-existent goods and services being placed on official web sites comparable to eBay, police said.
Pretend identification paperwork made in Dragomir’s “manufacturing unit” were used to set up financial institution accounts to receive cash from the fraud, the Met added.
Det Con Chris Collins said: “Dragomir was an enabler of significant crime whose merchandise are likely to have helped others internet thousands and thousands of pounds from fraud and evade immigration control.”
The defendants and their sentences
Dragomir, 34, from Cheshunt, Hertfordshire: Seven years and six months imprisonment after being found guilty of conspiracy to commit fraud, conspiracy to cash launder, possession of fake ID paperwork and possession of kit 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: Every were 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 found guilty of conspiracy cash launder, cash laundering and fraud