FRAUDSTER Dragoz Dragomi from Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, ran a £1m scam factory and enticed customers by using a fake David Cameron driving licence to advertise his skills as head of an ID company. Dragomir, 34, who has now been jailed for seven years, ran an online scam using fake adverts for non-existent goods and services placed on legitimate classifieds websites, such as eBay.
At Blackfriars Crown Court Dragomi of Cheshunt, Herts, was jailed for seven years and six months after being found guilty of conspiracy to commit fraud, conspiracy to money launder, possession of fake ID documents and possession of equipment adapted for making fake ID documents.
Ringleader Mihai Cirstoiu, 37, of Woodford, who masterminded the fraud scam, had previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit fraud, conspiracy to money launder and money laundering and was sentenced to six years. Full story

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Fraudsters jailed after fiddling more than £200,000
TWO men have been jailed for a total of six and a half years after
making £200,000 worth of fraudulent transactions across London.
Wayne Field, 40, of Tannoy Square, Gipsy Hill, and Ricardo Araujo,
42, of Appach Road, Brixton, were both found guilty of fraud after
a trial at Inner London Crown Court. The pair were prosecuted after an investigation by the Met’s Fraud and Online Linked Crime (Falcon)
Unit, which found they had dishonestly obtained bank cards and
details for accounts that were not their own.

Jailed for historic sex abuse against girls under 14
A MAN has been jailed for 12 years after being found guilty of historic indecent assaults against girls under the age of 14. John Robinson, 77, of Brighton Road, Purley appeared at Croydon Crown Court on where he was sentenced to 12 years' imprisonment to serve a minimum of six years before being eligible for parole. Find out more at

Sir Steve becomes the new Assistant Commissioner
THE Met has appointed Sir Steve House as the new Assistant Commissioner to join its existing Management Board. He takes up the post on March 5 and his role will bring resilience and succession planning to the Met’s senior leadership team following an unprecedented year for policing in 2017 and a continued increase in operational tempo for the organisation as it continues to bear down on violent crime and protect the Capital.

Bogus council worker operating in Harrow
A MAN posing as a council worker has been trying to con people out of money by offering a bogus waste removal service. After claiming to work for Harrow Council and taking £50 off an unsuspecting ‘customer’, the scammer, known as ‘Charlie’, simply dumped the rubbish a few doors down. He is around 5ft 6in tall and aged between 22 and 26. He has missing front teeth and blond hair.

Wayne Field

Wayne Field