8 Men Jailed for 21 years, for Telephone and Courier Fraud Scam Across UK

Eight men were sentenced yesterday (Monday, 11 February) at Worcester Crown Court to more than 21 years for their roles in a nationwide telephone and courier fraud scam.

8 Men Jailed for 21 years, for Telephone and Courier Fraud Scam Across UK

8 Men Jailed for 21 years, for Telephone and Courier Fraud Scam Across UK

The fraud offences took place between April and June 2016 across Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Cumbria, West Midlands, Avon and Somerset, Gloucestershire and Thames Valley, when 50 victims, ranging from 49 to 96 years old, were called on their landline telephone numbers and asked to hand over money.

50 victims targeted, 15 were persuaded to hand over money, with a total of over £200,000 being stolen.

Two couriers were arrested in Ludlow on the 1 June 2016 after police were led to believe offences were occurring in the town that day.

Mohammed Hadi, 34, of Uamvar Street, London, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation and was sentenced to 6 years in prison.

Rejwanul Islam, 26, of Wroxhall Road, Dagenham, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation and was sentenced to 6 years in prison.

Mohammed Abdul Kashem, 28, of Guilfoot, Camden, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation and was sentenced to 4 years in prison.

Mohammed Nawaz Miah, 22, of Parkers Circus, Chipping Norton, pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice, possession of a false identity document and conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation and was sentenced to 3 years in prison.

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Nazeem Miah, 20, of Parkers Circus, Chipping Norton, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation and was sentenced to 30 months in prison.

Idris Ali, 24, of Belmont Street, Oldham, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation and was sentenced to 16 months in prison, with his sentence suspended for 2 years. He must also complete 300 hours of unpaid work.

Yarsir Afzal, 22, of Abingdon Road, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation and was sentenced to 12 months in prison, with his sentence suspended for 2 years. He must also complete 200 hours of unpaid work.

Mohammed Nasir Miah, 24, of Parkers Circus, Chipping Norton, was found guilty of conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation and was sentenced to 18 months in prison, with his sentence suspended for 2 years.

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