Results tagged “fraud”
Suspected thieves posing as policemen to trick elderly people into handing over thousands of pounds worth of cash have been caught on camera.
The duo, believed to be part of a sophisticated fraud operating out of the Poplar or Limehouse region, were photographed by one of the victims.
A Tower Hamlets policeman has appeared in court charged with five offences relating to fraud.
PC Leonard Rotimi Fadahunsi, 40, who was based in the borough, is facing two counts of making an untrue statement to obtain a passport and a further pair of charges of providing false information about the registration of birth.
A gang behind a £35.8 million landbanking scheme operating out of Canary Wharf were sentenced on Friday.
The men who ran the largest ever case of fraud taken on by Tower Hamlets Trading Standards, have been ordered to serve a combined total of 26 years and four months.
A Beckton man has been sentenced to two years in prison for his part in an internet scam which enticed its victims to part with millions of pounds.
Michael Ugboaja, of Mitchell Walk, was sentenced at Inner London Crown Court yesterday, for laundering over £470,000 scammed from victims all over the world.
A Clifford Chance worker who stole thousands of pounds from the law firm over a two year period, spending the proceeds on expensive clothes and holidays, has been jailed.
Jodie Groom, 33, of Taylifers in Harlow, Essex, initially accused Kay Flanagan, a fellow secretary at the Canary Wharf company who committed suicide last year, for the theft.