Dartford fraudster jailed for £650,000 money laundering scam

Dartford fraudster jailed for £650,000 money laundering scam

Dartford fraudster jailed for £650,000 money laundering scam

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A DARTFORD fraudster who 'masterminded' a £650,000 money laundering scam has been jailed for two-and-a-half years.

Janarthanan Arunasalam, 36, of Strickland Avenue was sentenced at the Old Bailey following a six week trial following an investigation by the Dedicated Cheque and Plastic Crime Unit (DCPCU), the specialist police unit sponsored by the banking industry through Financial Fraud Action UK (FFA UK).

Arunasalam organised the fraud against the account of a high-value customer of Nationwide building society, with £562,4000 stolen.

He was found guilty of a further fraud of £97,525 against a Halifax customer account – making a total of £659,000.

During the trial, evidence from Arunasalam’s mobile phone revealed his role in organising and facilitating this fraud, which took place between 23 October and 19 November 2009.

DCI Dave Carter, Head of the DCPCU, said: "Arunasalam masterminded a sophisticated money laundering scam which saw him steal hundreds of thousands of pounds from customers’ accounts.

"We are delighted he has received a lengthy custodial sentence in recognition of this serious criminal enterprise.

"Unravelling this scam was challenging, and made possible only through the police and banks working closely together to secure these convictions."

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1:10pm Mon 24 Feb 14

sarfflondonbird says...

And after his lengthy custodial sentence, will the scum bag be sent packing back to his country of origin where his roots no doubt lay? After all, it is bad enough we of this country have to have the likes of this scab in this country in the first place, let alone pay for his up keep in jail. No doubt he wont be paying back a penny of which he stole which is custom it would seem (just look at poppy whatshername), These thieving rogues want shipping out not kept here to malinger in this country. Get rid of it.
And after his lengthy custodial sentence, will the scum bag be sent packing back to his country of origin where his roots no doubt lay? After all, it is bad enough we of this country have to have the likes of this scab in this country in the first place, let alone pay for his up keep in jail. No doubt he wont be paying back a penny of which he stole which is custom it would seem (just look at poppy whatshername), These thieving rogues want shipping out not kept here to malinger in this country. Get rid of it. sarfflondonbird
  • Score: 19

1:22pm Mon 24 Feb 14

SidcupResident says...

So two and a half year sentence, meaning he'll be out in a year.

A year inside, and he'll have £650,000 waiting for him when he gets out. He must be laughing his head.

No deportation order as usual.

Britain at present seems to be the number 1 soft touch target for overseas criminals, successfully defrauding £billions out of our economy onto organised crime gangs abroad.

And the government are scratching their heads as to why this country is in so much doubt.
So two and a half year sentence, meaning he'll be out in a year. A year inside, and he'll have £650,000 waiting for him when he gets out. He must be laughing his head. No deportation order as usual. Britain at present seems to be the number 1 soft touch target for overseas criminals, successfully defrauding £billions out of our economy onto organised crime gangs abroad. And the government are scratching their heads as to why this country is in so much doubt. SidcupResident
  • Score: 17

2:02pm Mon 24 Feb 14

SidcupResident says...

SidcupResident wrote:
So two and a half year sentence, meaning he'll be out in a year.

A year inside, and he'll have £650,000 waiting for him when he gets out. He must be laughing his head.

No deportation order as usual.

Britain at present seems to be the number 1 soft touch target for overseas criminals, successfully defrauding £billions out of our economy onto organised crime gangs abroad.

And the government are scratching their heads as to why this country is in so much doubt.
Meant 'debt' not 'doubt'. Auto-spell typo...
[quote][p][bold]SidcupResident[/bold] wrote: So two and a half year sentence, meaning he'll be out in a year. A year inside, and he'll have £650,000 waiting for him when he gets out. He must be laughing his head. No deportation order as usual. Britain at present seems to be the number 1 soft touch target for overseas criminals, successfully defrauding £billions out of our economy onto organised crime gangs abroad. And the government are scratching their heads as to why this country is in so much doubt.[/p][/quote]Meant 'debt' not 'doubt'. Auto-spell typo... SidcupResident
  • Score: 1

2:04pm Mon 24 Feb 14

SidcupResident says...

SidcupResident wrote:
So two and a half year sentence, meaning he'll be out in a year.

A year inside, and he'll have £650,000 waiting for him when he gets out. He must be laughing his head.

No deportation order as usual.

Britain at present seems to be the number 1 soft touch target for overseas criminals, successfully defrauding £billions out of our economy onto organised crime gangs abroad.

And the government are scratching their heads as to why this country is in so much doubt.
Meant 'debt' not 'doubt'. Auto-spell typo....
[quote][p][bold]SidcupResident[/bold] wrote: So two and a half year sentence, meaning he'll be out in a year. A year inside, and he'll have £650,000 waiting for him when he gets out. He must be laughing his head. No deportation order as usual. Britain at present seems to be the number 1 soft touch target for overseas criminals, successfully defrauding £billions out of our economy onto organised crime gangs abroad. And the government are scratching their heads as to why this country is in so much doubt.[/p][/quote]Meant 'debt' not 'doubt'. Auto-spell typo.... SidcupResident
  • Score: 0

2:48pm Mon 24 Feb 14

bojimbo26 says...

Because of good behaviour , good behaviour , be out in 9 months . ( Automatic 1/2 sentence , and good behaviour ) .
Because of good behaviour , good behaviour , be out in 9 months . ( Automatic 1/2 sentence , and good behaviour ) . bojimbo26
  • Score: 13

8:45pm Mon 24 Feb 14

Gypo.Joe says...

bojimbo26 wrote:
Because of good behaviour , good behaviour , be out in 9 months . ( Automatic 1/2 sentence , and good behaviour ) .
Say again what does good behavior get ?
[quote][p][bold]bojimbo26[/bold] wrote: Because of good behaviour , good behaviour , be out in 9 months . ( Automatic 1/2 sentence , and good behaviour ) .[/p][/quote]Say again what does good behavior get ? Gypo.Joe
  • Score: -10

12:37pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Rev Dave Smith says...

Hardly an indigenous criminal, so the mind boggles
Hardly an indigenous criminal, so the mind boggles Rev Dave Smith
  • Score: 0

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