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Fraud trio jailed for credit card thefts
A FRAUDSTER who bought £10,000 of goods with thousands of fake bank cards has been jailed.
Seyi Runsewe, of Osborne Road, Westcliff, was one of three conmen who were jailed for a total of seven years for theft at the Old Bailey.
Runsewe, 25, was handed a two-year, three month prison sentence for his part in the scam.
Following an operation led by the banking industry-sponsored Dedicated Cheque and Plastic Crime Unit, Lateef Ajeniya, of Chiswick, London, Adebayo George, of Hackney, London, and Runsewe were arrested.
The trio were found in possession of four laptop computers containing the details of more than 3,500 debit and credit cards when officers raided an address in Hackney, East London, in May 2012.
The convicted threesome had used the compromised card details to buy almost £10,000 worth of goods, including online orders of alcohol and cigarettes.
Ajeniya, 26, Runsewe and George, 28, were all convicted of theft, and sentenced at the Old Bailey.
George receivedasentence of two years, six months and Ajeniya was sentenced to two years, three months. Det Ch Insp Dave Carter, head of the special unit, 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.”
Since it was set up in April 2002, the DCPCU has saved £400million from reduced fraud – £750,000 a week.
So far this year, the unit has secured 35 convictions and last year it saw 29 convictions.
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