22 April 2018
Visit http://response.ncr.com

Police raid fake credit card factory

02 December 2016  |  6628 views  |  0 Fake cards

Five men have been sentenced after police uncovered a fake bank and credit card factory in Holloway, London.

Officers from the Met’s Falcon (Fraud and Linked Crime Online) Taskforce Unit were alerted to the fraudulent activity after receiving information that false bank and credit cards being used and supplied across mainland Europe were linked to a particular UK phone number.

Detectives arrested Gabriel Yew after raiding an address in London where they found thousands of blank cards as well as several printing and embossing machines. At his home in Hornsey Road they found more blank cards and printing machines linked to the production of false documents, as well as almost £5,000 in cash and two stun guns disguised as torches. Officers also discovered high-value goods including luxury handbags and watches.

Yew was was sentenced to five years and six months’ imprisonment after pleading guilty to the charges at Blackfriars Crown Court.

Four other individuals found to be in possession of false ID documents and bank cards in other names were also sentenced.

Detective Chief Inspector Andy Gould, from Falcon, says: "Gabriel Yew supplied fake credit cards in bulk for criminals all over London. The excellent and painstaking detective work of the Metropolitan Police's Falcon Taskforce identified Yew and his card factory then gathered sufficient high quality evidence to convict these defendants at court."

Comments: (0)

Comment on this story (membership required)

Finextra news in your inbox

For Finextra's free daily newsletter, breaking news flashes and weekly jobs board: sign up now

Related stories

Young Brits warned of social media threat as ID fraud soars

Young Brits warned of social media threat as ID fraud soars

07 July 2016  |  7574 views  |  1 comments | 16 tweets | 17 linkedin
Cybercrime-as-a-service economy driving bank and retailer data breaches

Cybercrime-as-a-service economy driving bank and retailer data breaches

19 October 2015  |  8010 views  |  0 comments | 27 tweets | 22 linkedin
ID theft drives rise in UK fraud cases - Cifas

ID theft drives rise in UK fraud cases - Cifas

21 January 2013  |  6482 views  |  0 comments | 12 tweets | 6 linkedin
Massive surge in online ID fraud - Experian

Massive surge in online ID fraud - Experian

17 July 2012  |  9070 views  |  0 comments | 1 linkedin
Former bank IT man pleads guilty to $1m ID theft scam

Former bank IT man pleads guilty to $1m ID theft scam

05 July 2010  |  9588 views  |  0 comments
Fraud threat evolving as ID theft hits the mainstream - Experian

Fraud threat evolving as ID theft hits the mainstream - Experian

19 March 2010  |  10072 views  |  1 comments
Online fraudsters hit one in eight Brits - survey

Online fraudsters hit one in eight Brits - survey

18 September 2009  |  9850 views  |  0 comments

Related blogs

Create a blog about this story (membership required)
Visit http://go.jumio.com/finextraAdvisit www.ebaday.comVisit http://wup.digital

Top topics

Most viewed Most shared
Top tier banks pass first transactions on trade finance blockchainTop tier banks pass first transactions on...
11216 views comments | 19 tweets | 26 linkedin
TransferWise becomes first non-bank to open settlement account with BofE RTGSTransferWise becomes first non-bank to ope...
9974 views comments | 18 tweets | 32 linkedin
Revolut launches spare change savings toolRevolut launches spare change savings tool
9871 views comments | 14 tweets | 19 linkedin
Barclays Bank sets up tech venture unitBarclays Bank sets up tech venture unit
9054 views comments | 16 tweets | 22 linkedin
Goldman Sachs acquires PFM startup Clarity MoneyGoldman Sachs acquires PFM startup Clarity...
8465 views comments | 9 tweets | 10 linkedin

Featured job

Find your next job