Monday, March 27, 2023

Prolific Indian-origin shopkeeper convicted of multiple frauds in UK – Usky News

LONDON: An Indian-origin woman, who prosecutors say shopped on an industrial scale and duped stores into returning items she never actually bought, has been found guilty of fraud and fraud by a UK court. Convicted on several counts of related offences. Narinder Kaur aka Nina Tierra The UK Crown Prosecution Service was convicted on 26 counts (mussel) indictments at Gloucester Crown Court last week at the end of a four-month trial, which included fraud, keeping and transferring criminal property and perverting the course of justice.
The 53-year-old was dubbed a “brilliant serial shoplifter” by the CPS, which told the court Kaur She made this her full-time career, traveling across the country, stealing items from high street stores and dishonestly claiming refunds on items she was not entitled to on multiple occasions.
During two police searches of his home, approximately £150,000 in cash was found hidden away, as well as stolen goods.
The CPS was able to prove that Kaur defrauded various retailers over a thousand times between July 2015 and February 2019, and she remained in custody until her sentencing.
Senior Crown Prosecutor Giovanni D’Alessandro at CPS West Midlands said: “Narinder Kaur committed fraud over a long period of time and in a wide-ranging manner.”
“It was a very lucrative full-time job which apparently earned her over half a million pounds over the period of this disgrace. She went to extraordinary lengths to carry out her deception, finding a way to defraud a retailer Trying and then traveling across the country to repeat the fraud,” he said.
He also legally changed his name and opened new bank accounts and credit cards under another identity to avoid detection.
“She now faces a significant sentence for her crimes and prosecutors will seek to recover as many of her ill-gotten gains as the law allows,” he added.
A close examination of Kaur’s bank and credit card accounts revealed that she had visited several large retailers and committed fraud by claiming thousands of pounds in refunds – well beyond the amount she originally spent at those stores.
He also attempted to defraud Wiltshire Council – the local authority for the Claverton area where he is based in south-west England – of £7,400 using a stolen credit card and then contacting the council for a refund, claiming he had Paid by mistake. with lots of zeros.
According to CPS, she worked with a male accomplice to use stolen bank card details to make payments to her own heating oil supplier.
He directed several solicitors’ firms to sue his brother and arranged for a co-criminal to make payments in the thousands of pounds using stolen card details, which he then asked the solicitors to pay.
The court was told that he also lied to the court and produced false documents to avoid being convicted of speeding offenses and to have his bail conditions relaxed.
Working with the police, the CPS said it was able to prove the case using financial data, retail records, witness evidence and CCTV which proved Kaur’s pattern of abuse.
He was seen on CCTV entering the shops, taking goods from the shelves and carrying them to the barn as if they were bought earlier. A close examination of his accounts confirmed the pattern of purchases and refunds and the same process being repeated on hundreds of occasions as seen in the CCTV.
The last part of his crime was lying before the court proceedings in order to mislead the court and try to influence the outcome. The CPS said that every lie he had made in the courts was exposed piece by piece and falsified, to expose his perversion of justice.
Some UK high street retailers and department stores were hit by the widespread fraud, including Boots, Debenhams, House of Fraser, TK Maxx, Monsoon and John Lewis.


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