Court sentences British-Nigerian, woman for fraud in UK

A Nigerian born Briton has been sentenced alongside a woman have been convicted for fraud following an investigation by the Met’s Central Specialist Crime – Cyber Crime Unit.

Oluwaseun Ajayi, 39 (14.06.80) and Inga Irbe, 49 (05.05.70), both of Orchard Road, Dagenham, were sentenced to five years and six months and a community order of 12 months and 170 hours unpaid work, respectively by the Croydon Crown Court.

It was learnt that they were found guilty by a jury at the same court on 27 November, 2019 of two counts of conspiracy to defraud and two counts of conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation between 1 February 2012 and 14 May 2018.

The court heard that between 1 February, 2012 and 14 May, 2018, both suspects compromised more than 700 bank accounts and mobile phone accounts and placed orders for upgraded phones on the victim’s mobile phone accounts. It is believed that the mobile phone upgrade fraud exceeded £12,000.

The suspects also applied for bank accounts, loans and credit cards in customer names without their knowledge.

On 22 November 2016 officers executed a search where they subsequently arrested Ajayi and Irbe for Fraud by False Representation. A search of the room they were living in was conducted and various items were seized including mobile phones, iPad, Tablets (Laptop), a computer and a financial document.

Both were arrested and bailed pending further enquiries.

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