A fraudster who marketed his counterfeit ID manufacturing facility utilizing a faux driving licence of former prime minister David Cameron has been jailed.
Dragoz Dragomir and 4 accomplices made £1m in a rip-off facilitated by faux documents, the Met Police said.
A pattern ID utilizing Mr Cameron’s photograph – with 10 Downing Avenue as his dwelling tackle – was found 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 involved a whole bunch of adverts for non-existent items and companies being put on respectable web sites equivalent to eBay, police said.
Pretend identification documents made in Dragomir’s “manufacturing facility” were used to arrange financial institution accounts to receive cash from the fraud, the Met added.
Det Con Chris Collins stated: “Dragomir was an enabler of serious crime whose products are more likely to have helped others net 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 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 fixed 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 discovered responsible of conspiracy cash launder, cash laundering and fraud