‘Inside man’ of fraud gang caught by Suffolk and Norfolk police ordered to pay back £18,000

Ipswich Crown Court. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Ipswich Crown Court. Picture: GREGG BROWN

A bank worker who was jailed for his part in a fraud which targeted the mailboxes of wealthy apartment residents has today been ordered to pay an £18,000 confiscation order.

Amiruz Zaman, 37, of east London, was the ‘inside man’ of the operation, which involved 200 victims across the UK.

He admitted conspiracy to defraud by false representation and was jailed for 14 months last year by a judge Ipswich Crown Court.

The scheme involved the targeting of affluent apartment blocks in locations including Doncaster, Liverpool, London, Norwich, Nottingham, Sheffield and Tunbridge Wells.

Access to the blocks was obtained by members of the group who obtained tenancies using stolen identities and false employment references.

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Victims’ bank statements were stolen from communal mailboxes and bank staff working for the crime group then provided confidential information about the bank accounts which enabled replacement bank cards and PINs to be ordered. These were intercepted in the victims’ mailbox and used to withdraw cash and to purchase high value goods.

Zaman was arrested during an investigation led by Suffolk and Norfolk Cyber and Serious Crime Department.

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