A fraudster who marketed 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 scam facilitated by pretend documents, the Met Police said.
A sample ID utilizing Mr Cameron’s photograph – with 10 Downing Street as his residence handle – was present in Dragomir’s rented workplace in Enfield, north London.
The gang had been handed jail sentences at Blackfriars Crown Courtroom on Friday.
Their online scam concerned a whole bunch of adverts for non-existent goods and providers being put on professional web sites corresponding to eBay, police said.
Pretend identification documents made in Dragomir’s “manufacturing unit” had been used to arrange financial institution accounts to receive money from the fraud, the Met added.
Det Con Chris Collins stated: “Dragomir was an enabler of serious crime whose products are likely 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 six months imprisonment after being discovered guilty of conspiracy to commit fraud, conspiracy to money launder, possession of fake ID documents and possession of kit tailored 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 money launder and money 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 money launder and possession of false ID documents
Maria Bilici, 34, from St Albans, Hertfordshire: 4 years imprisonment after being discovered guilty of conspiracy money launder, money laundering and fraud