Fraudster jailed after £60,000 shopping spree
- Credit: Archant
A Great Chishill man has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison after defrauding victims of more than £60,000 to fund his lavish lifestyle.
Waliu Jokosenumi, of Heydon Road, pleaded guilty to fraud by false representation and being in possession of articles for use in fraud.
The 32-year-old was sentenced at Cambridge Crown Court yesterday following a successful investigation by the Dedicated Card and Payment Crime Unit (DCPCU), a specialist police unit funded by the banking and cards industry.
Between April 2017 and December 2018, Jokosenumi posed as genuine bank customers, submitting electronic applications for numerous credit cards in his victims’ names.
He then intercepted the credit cards in the post to go on a £60,248 shopping spree at various retail and online stores.
You may also want to watch:
Jokosenumi also conspired with a 27-year-old woman, Olivia Junaid - also of Heydon Road. She was sentenced to three months imprisonment, suspended for 12 months.
The fraudulent transactions were spotted by the bank and referred to the DCPCU to investigate the case. All victims were fully refunded.
- 1 Sir Tom Jones set for green, green grass of Newmarket Racecourses
- 2 Bassingbourn Barracks: New chapter for Army’s flagship operational training centre
- 3 Person dies after being struck by train in Cambridge
- 4 Access between platforms to be restored at Royston station
- 5 How many people in our area have been 'pinged' by NHS COVID app?
- 6 Arrests made in connection with large-scale money laundering operation
- 7 What are the outstanding schools in Hertfordshire?
- 8 Parents' tribute to caring community as they continue push for new specialist facilities
- 9 Police hunt 36-year-old wanted for harassment and restraining order breaches
- 10 Thatcher returns after 30 years to repair cottage where he met his wife
Detective Constable Colin Calvert, who investigated the case, said: “Mr Jokosenumi wrongfully thought he could get away with funding his lifestyle by committing fraud.
“He callously purported to be genuine customers applying for credit cards which were then used to go on a shopping spree.
“Fortunately, we were able to track him down and bring him to justice.”