Four suspected fraudsters, who are Nigerians, are being prosecuted for allegedly using the identities of civil servants to commit a £10 million scam in the United Kingdom, UK.
The accused were said to have stolen personal details from the Civil Service Sports Council, CSSC, to make fraudulent claims over a four-year period.
Member lists were stolen from CSSC and used to place orders for tax credit starter packs.
The gang, which reportedly made about £2,500,000, would have got away with £10,260,525 if staff at Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs had not discovered the high rate of claims being made by civil servants.
Adedamola Oyebisi, 30, CSSC events manager, was accused of stealing membership lists and passing them on to her brothers-in-law, Oluwatobe Emmanuel Odeyemi, 34, and Oluwagbenga Stephen Odeyemi, 39, who allegedly ran the fraud with Kayode Sanni, 38.
It was learned that Sanni denied being involved in the fraud and told Old Bailey jurors ‘my conscience is clear.’
He was convicted of one count of conspiracy to become knowingly concerned in a fraudulent act between March 10, 2009 and June 11, 2013.
Emmanuel Odeyemi and Adedamole Oyebode have already pleaded guilty and will be sentenced with Sanni at the Old Bailey on July 6.