Hoxton raid uncovers £10,000 card fraudsters
- Credit: Adebayor Emmanuel
Three bank card fraudsters have been jailed for using buying nearly £10,000 worth of goods following a raid in Hoxton.
Lateef Ajeniya, Seyi Runsewe and Adebayo George were found in possession of four laptop computers containing the details of over 3500 debit and credit cards following a raid at Mr George’s home in Hemsworth Court, Hobbs Place Estate, Hemsworth Street, led by the banking industry-sponsored Dedicated Cheque and Plastic Crime Unit (DCPCU).
Online orders of alcohol and cigarettes were included in the £10,000 bill they racked up.
On Friday September 6 they were all sentenced for theft at the Old Bailey.
George, 28, received a sentence of two years and six months, with Runsewe, 25, from Westcliff on Sea, Essex and Ajeniya, 26, from Chiswick, both sentenced for two years three months.
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DCI Dave Carter, Head of the DCPCU, said: “These criminals stole the personal financial details of thousands of individuals and used them for their own fraudulent activities.
“Today’s sentence sends a clear message to others that our specialist unit is working hard to identify and take out of circulation the perpetrators of such crimes.”
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Established 11 years ago the DCPCU has reduced fraud by over £400 million in that time.