According to the charitable English website Crimestoppers, fraud cost the UK $38 billion in 2010. To help stem the flow of money to these criminals the site is hunting for these 10 most wanted fraudsters in the British Isles (via the Daily Mail).
Nasser Ahmed, 38, is wanted for his role in a large scale VAT fraud in the region of £156 million in the Bristol area. He fled during the trial and was sentenced to 6 years in his absence. Peter Stead, 48, scammed bar owners out of thousands of dollars after offering to put on a comedy show for a four-year-old cancer patient.
Kevin Leitch, 48, from Liverpool renting a vacation home for $1,500 to multiple people then cancelled the reservations and kept the money saying the property was no longer available also known as Kevin Branson. Misba Uddin, 48, applied for over $8 million in fraudulent mortgage applications and stole the money once it was approved.
Nicholas Slocombe, 28, is wanted for collecting charitable donations from more than 30 businesses by through misrepresentation. He uses the aliases Owen Rosewell and Anron Renfry. Ajayi Seun, 45, is an attorney charged with money laundering and skipping out on bail. He absconded with about $18 million in fraudulent mortgages between 2004 and 2009.
Mohamad Khan, 29, used bogus credit cards to purchase more than $150,000, was arrested and failed to appear in court. Timur Mehmet, 38, is charged with a $40 tax fraud scheme who skipped bail and was sentenced to 8 years in his absence.
Also known as Tania Bird, Jascent Nakawunde, 33, is wanted for stealing $50,000 in forged checks from her 80-year-old female employer. The unknown woman on the right, stole an identity and used it to obtain four debit cards which she used to transfer $1 million from the original accounts into her own. Wired around the world, she used the cash to buy several luxury vehicles.
Anyone with information about fraudsters, or the whereabouts of the 10 people featured on the list, to call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or to visit its website www.crimestoppers-uk.org and fill in an online form.
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