Man jailed for credit card scam - St Albans


Ienam Ali was jailed for 18 months today, Thursday, 9 March 2017, for his part in a credit card scam.

The credit cards were ordered and posted to addresses in St Albans, but were intercepted before they were delivered by a postman contact of Ali.

Money was quickly withdrawn on the cards before the fraud was discovered, St Albans Crown Court heard.

Ali, aged 30, of Runley Road, Luton, appeared for sentence having been found guilty of conspiracy to steal. He had previous convictions for drugs offences.

Defending, James Wing said: "He has no assets. He is an apprentice plumber and it is unlikely that he saw any of the £11,600, which the credit card companies lost."

Jailing him, Recorder Gerald Pounder said: "This was a sophisticated offence. Letters were intercepted, the credit cards taken and money withdrawn, which was a loss to the companies."

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