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The Birmingham Timeshare bandits are sentenced a total of 32 years for targeting elderly in a £1m scam

Callous crooks had “Cold-Called” victims before swindling them out of cash

Emma (The Thief) Jelf

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The 32 years of prison penance, was handed out by the Birmingham court and the band of criminals are now behind bars at the taxpayer’s expense.

The ‘ruthless’ two-year con artists were “cold callers” who left one timeshare consumer suicidal

The CROOK included Emma Jelf a 44-year-old living at Shenston Avenue, Stourbridge

Another criminal is Luke Jiminez aged 25, of Atlantic Road, Kingstanding,

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Both received a sentence to eight years for conspiracy to defraud.

Crown Prosecutor Peter Grieves-Smith explained to the Birmingham court that many of the innocent victims were in their 70s and 80s,

Judge Roderick Henderson said:-

“the scam was fraudulent from the beginning and started off with the victims being cold-called”.

He added: “The majority of advance fee frauds exploit the greed of the victims but in this case, the victims already owned their timeshares and simply wanted to sell them on at a reasonable price.

“It involved the skilful and deliberate manipulation of vulnerable people. It is difficult to understate the cynicism and ruthlessness of this operation.”

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Amarjit Bagharian aged 29, and Shivjit Bagharian aged 30, both of St Albans Road, Smethwick. Each was sentenced to seven years and two months jail after admitting conspiracy to defraud;

Mandy Castellain, 46, from Oldham, jailed for six years and seven months after admitting conspiracy to defraud;

Todd Mann, 27, of Shenston Avenue, Stourbridge, previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud and was jailed for five years and four months;

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Richard Buxton aged 60, of Holm View, Shenstone was given a sentenced to five years and two months after previously admitting conspiracy to defraud;

Neil Poole, 26, of Sandy Lane, Wednesbury, jailed for 17 months, suspended for 21 months, and ordered to complete 200 hours unpaid work after admitting money laundering;

David Baylie, 28, of Chatterton Walk, Kidderminster, jailed for 12 months, suspended for 18 months, after pleading guilty to money laundering;

Toby Mann, 23, of Shenston Avenue, Stourbridge, jailed for eight months, suspended for 18 months, after admitting money laundering. Also ordered to complete 150 hours of unpaid work.

 


Posted on: 16th February 2016