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Showing 1 - 9 of 9 results for crime type "Fraud and economic crime" & area "London North"

Grenfell fraudster who wrote ‘Glenfell’ as address jailed for five years over £32,000 con

A fraudster who claimed to be a Grenfell Tower resident who was in hospital recovering from surgery when he was actually in prison at the time, has been convicted of fraud and jailed after racking up a bill of nearly £32,000.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS, London North News

Gumtree fraudster jailed after conning rental property victims

A fraudster who conned six victims into paying a total of £12,318 for deposits on rental properties in east London which he was not entitled to rent out has been jailed.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , London North News

Police officer found guilty of £18,000 crash-for-cash fraud

Hardeep Dehal, a serving Metropolitan Police officer, has today (24 July) been found guilty of planning to fraudulently claim £18,415 in a staged crash-for-cash with a Tesco delivery van.

He was sentenced to 30 months’ immediate custody.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS, London North, London South News

Man who tried to sell fake Lucian Freud painting on eBay sentenced

A man who tried to pass off a fake Lucian Freud painting as a genuine on eBay has been sentenced for fraud.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , London North News

Man who conned Student Loans Company sentenced

A former postgraduate student has been sentenced after a scam which saw him con students into falsely applying for more money than they were entitled to from the Student Loans Company and taking a handsome cut from the proceeds.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , London North News

Two men who paid escort with counterfeit money sentenced

Two men who called an escort to their Heathrow hotel room and paid her with fake £50 Bank of Ireland notes for services have been sentenced.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , London North News

Grenfell council fraudster jailed for stealing £62,000 from survivors

A London council worker who was responsible for administering cash to survivors of the Grenfell fire has been jailed for five-and-a-half years after stealing more than £60,000 to finance her luxury lifestyle.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS, London North, London South News

Man jailed for largest Grenfell fraud yet

A fake Grenfell survivor caught with large amounts of drugs in his hotel after falsely claiming almost £90,000 worth of emergency accommodation, has been jailed for six years and eight months.

It is the largest known convicted Grenfell fraud so far.


Man admits £40,000 Grenfell fraud and lying to judge

A man who avoided going to prison for a burglary by falsely telling a judge he had lost all his belongings in the Grenfell fire has admitted perverting the course of justice today (23 August).

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS, London North, London South News

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