‘Career fraudster’ from Belvedere who laundered nearly £1million is jailed for more than six years

A Belvedere fraudster who laundered almost a million pounds in a year will spend more than six years behind bars. Babatunde Adu, Ripley Road, was found to have a number of credit cars and fraudulent documents at his home during a police raid in October last year. The raid was part of a week-long initiative to tackle card fraud, after intelligence suggested he had been using compromised cards to buy electronic goods with a value of up to £15,000 to sell on. Police research revealed the 38-year-old had a bank account which had been used in 2014 to receive £50,000 from a romance fraud. Further analysis revealed a £900,000 turnover in a bank account the previous year. A driving licence with Adu’s picture, but another name, was also found at his address. A trial at Inner London Crown Court found Adu guilty of disguising criminal property on Tuesday, July 4, having already pleaded guilty to converting criminal property, possession of a fraudulently obtained identification document and fraud by false representation. He was sentenced to six years and four months in prison following the trial. Detective Constable Damian Ward, of the Dedicated Card and Payment Crime Unit (DCPCU), said: “Adu was […]

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