A fraudster who advertised his counterfeit ID manufacturing facility using 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 paperwork, the Met Police said.

A pattern ID using Mr Cameron’s photograph – with 10 Downing Road as his home handle – was present in Dragomir’s rented office in Enfield, north London.

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The gang had been handed jail sentences at Blackfriars Crown Courtroom on Friday.

Their on-line rip-off concerned a whole lot of adverts for non-existent items and services being put on legit web sites akin to eBay, police said.

Fake identification paperwork made in Dragomir’s “manufacturing facility” had been used to set up bank accounts to receive cash from the fraud, the Met added.

Det Con Chris Collins mentioned: “Dragomir was an enabler of great crime whose products are prone to have helped others internet tens of millions 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 found guilty of conspiracy to commit fraud, conspiracy to cash launder, possession of fake ID paperwork and possession of equipment 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 had been 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