A fraudster who advertised his counterfeit ID manufacturing unit utilizing a pretend driving licence of former prime minister David Cameron has been jailed.
Dragoz Dragomir and four accomplices made £1m in a rip-off facilitated by pretend documents, the Met Police said.
A sample ID utilizing Mr Cameron’s picture – with 10 Downing Avenue as his dwelling handle – was found in Dragomir’s rented workplace in Enfield, north London.
The gang had been handed jail sentences at Blackfriars Crown Courtroom on Friday.
Their on-line rip-off concerned tons of of adverts for non-existent items and services being put on authentic web sites corresponding to eBay, police said.
Pretend identification documents made in Dragomir’s “manufacturing unit” had been used to set up financial institution accounts to obtain cash from the fraud, the Met added.
Det Con Chris Collins stated: “Dragomir was an enabler of serious crime whose products are prone to have helped others net hundreds of thousands 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 found guilty of conspiracy to commit fraud, conspiracy to cash launder, possession of fake ID documents and possession of equipment adapted for making fake ID documents
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 documents
Maria Bilici, 34, from St Albans, Hertfordshire: Four years imprisonment after being found guilty of conspiracy cash launder, cash laundering and fraud