Five people accused of fraud due to stand trial after denying string of charges

Ipswich Crown Court

Ipswich Crown Court - Credit: Archant

Four men and a woman accused of being involved in a nationwide fraud are due to stand trial in November after denying a string of charges.

Before Ipswich Crown Court for a plea and case management hearing today were Lawrence Siaw,41, from Rotherham; Amiruz Zaman, 36, of London, Romario Gentile, 24, of London; Hamza Ahmed, 36, of London and Molly Jones, 22, of Leigh-on-Sea, Essex.

Gentile and Ahmed denied one offence of conspiracy to defraud by falsely representing they were entitled to access and remove mail that didn’t belong to them, utilise personal details and access bank accounts to make a gain for themselves or others while Siaw denied two similar offences.

Siaw denied a further charge of conspiracy to defraud in 2013 by falsely representing that Shorelax and Arkshore Ltd were companies employing genuine employees when the purpose of the companies was to provide false references to letting and credit agencies.

Gentile also denied conspiracy to commit fraud by abuse of position of trust namely that three employees of Lloyd’s Bank accessed and provided personal client details to others for gain.

Gentile and Jones denied conspiracy to commit fraud by abuse of position of trust namely that Jones, who was employed by the Royal Bank of Scotland accessed and provided personal customer details to others to make a gain.

Zaman denied conspiracy to defraud by falsely representing he was entitled to transfer and remove funds from customers bank accounts.

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Siaw further denied possessing bank statements and details of customers and mail box keys and Gentile also denied possessing mail box keys for use in fraud.

They were released on bail and their trial, which is expected to last six weeks, is due to start on November 2.