A fraudster who advertised his counterfeit ID manufacturing unit using 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 sample ID using Mr Cameron’s photograph – with 10 Downing Avenue as his dwelling tackle – was present in Dragomir’s rented office in Enfield, north London.
The gang had been handed jail sentences at Blackfriars Crown Court docket on Friday.
Their on-line rip-off involved a whole lot of adverts for non-existent goods and services being placed on official web sites resembling eBay, police said.
Faux identification paperwork 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 mentioned: “Dragomir was an enabler of great crime whose products are prone to have helped others web 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 discovered guilty of conspiracy to commit fraud, conspiracy to money launder, possession of fake ID paperwork and possession of kit adapted 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 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 paperwork
Maria Bilici, 34, from St Albans, Hertfordshire: Four years imprisonment after being discovered guilty of conspiracy money launder, money laundering and fraud