Crimestoppers name suspects in London frauds totalling �31m
A Crimestoppers campaign has been started this-morning (Tues) to track down four suspects from London accused of fraud totalling �31 million.
The four are on a list of Britain’s ‘10 most wanted’ fraud suspects. Three have been named by the charity as Timur Mehmet, wanted by HM Customs in connection with a �25m VAT fraud, Misba Uddin, wanted my the Met Police for questioning about alleged fraudulent mortgage applications totalling �5.7m, and Mohamad Khan, wanted by City of London detectives in connection with �100,000 of goods bought with counterfeit credit cards.
The identity of the fourth, a woman also wanted by City police, is unknown—but is said to be wanted following a �650,000 bank swindle.
“Fraud costs the public around �27 billion every year,” Crimestoppers’ founder and chair Lord Ashcroft said.
“We all pay higher taxes, bank charges and insurance because of fraud, which is equal to 30 per cent of this year’s national education budget—it’s costing each one of us �700 a year.”
The 10 on the national ‘most wanted’ list are said to be responsible for fraud reaching �200m.
Crimestoppers is appealing for anyone with information on fraudsters to call anonymously on 0800-555111, or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org