Sun. Sep 25th, 2022

A fraudster who marketed his counterfeit ID factory using a fake driving licence of former prime minister David Cameron has been jailed.

Dragoz Dragomir and 4 accomplices made £1m in a rip-off facilitated by fake documents, the Met Police said.

A sample ID using Mr Cameron’s photo – with 10 Downing Avenue as his house tackle – was found in Dragomir’s rented workplace in Enfield, north London.

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

Their on-line rip-off concerned hundreds of adverts for non-existent items and services being put on legit websites akin to eBay, police said.

Faux identification documents made in Dragomir’s “factory” had been used to arrange bank accounts to obtain cash from the fraud, the Met added.

Det Con Chris Collins mentioned: “Dragomir was an enabler of great crime whose products are likely to have helped others web tens of millions 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 found responsible of conspiracy to commit fraud, conspiracy to cash launder, possession of fake ID documents and possession of apparatus 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 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 responsible to conspiracy to commit fraud, conspiracy to cash launder and possession of false ID documents

Maria Bilici, 34, from St Albans, Hertfordshire: Four years imprisonment after being found responsible of conspiracy cash launder, cash laundering and fraud

By srhira