Indian-Origin Man Pleads Guilty to £227,000 Bank Fraud in UK
Ashley Dominic Singh of Bromley pleaded guilty to fraud charges after he was accused of stealing credit and sim cards to take control of victims' bank accounts.
A man of Indian origin, arrested by the Scotland Yard as part of an anti-fraud operation, has admitted to his role in stealing numerous credit and sim cards and making fraudulent transactions to cheat his victims of £227,000.
Police arrested Ashley Dominic Singh at an address in Stratford on Sept. 12 and charged him after an appeal by officers from Operation Falcon, part of Metropolitan Police’s fraud and cybercrime team.
“He appeared at Inner London Crown Court the same day (Sept. 12) and pleaded guilty to all the charges against him, namely: conspiracy to commit fraud, transferring criminal property and possessing articles for use in fraud,” the police said in a statement.
Singh has been remanded in custody and will be sentenced at the Inner London Crown Court on Monday, Oct.8.
Police said Singh, of Widmore Road, Bromley, a borough in London, had stolen numerous credit cards and mobile phone sim cards between March and October 2016, with which he took control of his victims’ bank accounts.
After accessing their accounts, Singh, who is 34 years old, made fraudulent transactions to buy high-value goods like jewelry, designer clothes, and electronics.
Detectives identified Singh and his accomplice, Tony Clarke, 30, of Main Road, Biggin Hill, as suspects in the case, according to previous report by Newsshopper.co.uk. Singh was arrested on Nov. 1, 2016 and charged after seven months, on June 7, 2017, with conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation, possession of an article for use in fraud and transferring criminal property, the report said. He then failed to appear at a hearing at Inner London Crown Court on Feb. 1 this year, following which a warrant was issued for his arrest, it added.
The police had released an image of Singh in June saying that he was wanted in connection with a series of fraud offences across London and South east of England.
In May this year, an arrest warrant was issued against him in connection with an assault on police in Sevenoaks.
Clarke pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation and was sentenced to six years in prison on March 22 this year, according to a previous report by Bromley Times.