A gang of six Ghanaians based in the United Kingdom have been busted in an elaborate fraud scheme in London.
The six, including two women, have been cited for setting up fraudulent companies to gain credit from major companies.
The City of London Police describe the group as fraudsters who created make-believe companies to apply for credit from well-known businesses, including American Express and Barclaycard.
With the money gotten under false pretenses, they bought luxury items.
These included over £126,000 (over GHC770,000) worth of mobile phones and tablet devices plus Cartier and Rolex watches and items from Burberry.
Three of the six have been sentenced to jail for various periods of time. The rest will be sentenced in 2019.
Marcus Carter, also known as Marcus Boahene-Coabbina, 38, was sentenced to seven years and two months in prison. He has also been disqualified from being a company director for 12 years.
Jeffrey Spencer, also known as Victor Templar-Quarshie, 35, was sentenced to nine years in prison. He has also been disqualified from being a company director for 12 years.
Frank Allan, also known as Frank Templar-Quarshie, 33, was sentenced to seven years and nine months in prison. He has also been disqualified from being a company director for 10 years.
The rest who are yet to be sentenced are Yaa Abrefa, Abena Amankwaa Frimpong and Craig Apaw.
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