A fraudster who marketed his counterfeit ID manufacturing facility utilizing a fake driving licence of former prime minister David Cameron has been jailed.
Dragoz Dragomir and four accomplices made £1m in a rip-off facilitated by fake documents, the Met Police said.
A sample ID utilizing Mr Cameron’s photo – with 10 Downing Street as his residence handle – was present in Dragomir’s rented workplace in Enfield, north London.
The gang have been handed jail sentences at Blackfriars Crown Court docket on Friday.
Their on-line rip-off involved hundreds of adverts for non-existent items and services being put on respectable websites comparable to eBay, police said.
Fake identification documents made in Dragomir’s “manufacturing facility” have been used to arrange bank accounts to receive money from the fraud, the Met added.
Det Con Chris Collins stated: “Dragomir was an enabler of significant crime whose merchandise are more likely to have helped others net thousands and thousands of kilos 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 responsible of conspiracy to commit fraud, conspiracy to money 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 responsible to conspiracy to commit fraud, conspiracy to money launder and money laundering
George Cerneanu, 25, of no fastened abode, and Georgian Alexandru Stanciu, 27, from Redbridge: Each have been handed 30-month sentences after pleading responsible to conspiracy to commit fraud, conspiracy to money launder and possession of false ID documents
Maria Bilici, 34, from St Albans, Hertfordshire: Four years imprisonment after being discovered responsible of conspiracy money launder, money laundering and fraud