Judge orders fraudsters to pay back stolen money to victims - The Evesham Observer

Judge orders fraudsters to pay back stolen money to victims

FRAUDSTERS have been ordered to pay back thousands of pounds which they stole from elderly and vulnerable residents in Worcestershire.

The gang which included three brothers from Chipping Norton, Mohammed Nasir Miah, Mohammed Nawaz Miah and Mohammed Nazeem Miah, were given confiscation orders at Worcester Crown Court last Friday.

Two other members, Rejwanul Islam, from Dagenham, and Mohammed Kasheem, from Camden, north London, also received the orders from Judge Cartwright.

The five men were found guilty of telephone and courier fraud offences between April and June 2016, stealing more than £200,000 from unsuspecting people. The men, who have already been sent to prison for their crimes, will face further jail if they do not repay the victims within three months.

Their fraud offences were spread across Warwickshire, Cumbria, West Midlands, Avon and Somerset, Gloucestershire and Thames Valley.

Detective Inspector Emma Wright, from West Mercia Police, said: “The orders recognise the life-changing amounts taken from some of these victims.

“The defendants have been ordered to pay what they have available in assets, the total amount will remain outstanding for life until every penny has been repaid.

“If they are found to have further assets at any time in the future, the amount they must repay will be raised until they have paid back what they took from the victims.”<


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