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US News Police arrest nine 'Grenfell fraudsters' suspected of falsely claiming up to £100,000 each in series of dawn raids

14:50  07 june  2018
14:50  07 june  2018 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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The four other fraudsters who lied about losing loved ones or their homes in the tragedy. Two illegal immigrants who posed as victims of the Grenfell Tower fire were put up in hotels at Joyce Msokeri, who falsely claimed to have been a resident in the Grenfell Tower fire Credit: Metropolitan Police .

West Midlands Police raided houses in four streets and stopped a minibus today. They arrested 13 people and took five suspected 'slaves' to a reception centre. ANOTHER Grenfell fraudster : Business student, 31, is fifth to falsely pose as a victim as he is jailed for 18 months after claiming

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 14:  Smoke continues to rise from the burning 24 storey residential Grenfell Tower block in Latimer Road, West London on June 14, 2017 in London, England.  The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has declared the fire a major incident as more than 200 firefighters are still tackling the blaze while at least 50 people are receiving hospital treatment.  (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images) © Getty LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 14: Smoke continues to rise from the burning 24 storey residential Grenfell Tower block in Latimer Road, West London on June 14, 2017 in London, England. The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has declared the fire a major incident as more than 200 firefighters are still tackling the blaze while at least 50 people are receiving hospital treatment. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

Police have arrested nine suspected fraudsters said to have claimed they were Grenfell survivors so they could falsely claim cash.

A series of dawn raids were carried out around the capital this morning by detectives investigating allegations fraudsters exploited the disaster to claim tens of thousands of pounds meant for real victims.

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Police arrest nine men in child sex crackdown as neighbours of raided home claim 'loads of men were coming and going at all times'. ANOTHER Grenfell fraudster : Business student, 31, is fifth to falsely pose as a victim as he is jailed for 18 months after claiming his father died in blaze to get £5, 000 and

ANOTHER Grenfell fraudster : Business student, 31, is fifth to falsely pose as a victim as he is jailed for 18 months after claiming his father died He was arrested after police found father Abdul Salam was alive and overseas. He admitted two counts of fraud and was jailed at Isleworth Crown Court today.

Eight men and a woman are in custody after a detective investigating the fallout from the fire said some people's claims 'didn't add up.'

Video: Man who lived in flat where Grenfell fire began 'terrified to speak at inquiry' (Provided by Press Association)


Police believe two of the individuals are linked but said all the offences are separate.

Some of those arrests were living in hotels when they were detained, the Met Police revealed.

The value of the alleged frauds range from £25,000 to £100,000. Scotland Yard said.

a view of a city: Police have made a series of arrests over allegations of fraud by people claiming to be victims or survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Police have made a series of arrests over allegations of fraud by people claiming to be victims or survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire In response to the announcement, Shahin Sadafi, chair of Grenfell United said: 'It is hurtful and saddening that people would take advantage of a tragedy like this.

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Police arrest nine ' Grenfell fraudsters ' suspected of falsely claiming up to £ 100 , 000 each in series of dawn Poundworld puts 5,300 jobs at risk as it announces intention to call in administrators.

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'It is not just that they have taken funds and charity that was not for them, it is disrespectful to the real victims of the fire and people who lost their lives.

'Our community has shown strength, determination and dignity throughout the last year. Grenfell Tower was a community of good decent people, and we were proud to be each others' neighbours.

'These people have absolutely no place here. We are relieved they have been identified and rooted out.'

A series of fraudsters have already been brought before the courts for defrauding charities and authorities out of money in the wake of the fire, which claimed 82 lives.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 14:  Fire fighters drench the burning 24 storey residential Grenfell Tower block in Latimer Road, West London on June 14, 2017 in London, England.  The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has declared the fire a major incident as more than 200 firefighters are still tackling the blaze while at least 50 people are receiving hospital treatment.  (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images) © Getty LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 14: Fire fighters drench the burning 24 storey residential Grenfell Tower block in Latimer Road, West London on June 14, 2017 in London, England. The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has declared the fire a major incident as more than 200 firefighters are still tackling the blaze while at least 50 people are receiving hospital treatment. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

Earlier this month, Mohammad Gamoota, 31, was jailed for 18 months for pretending to be a Grenfell Tower victim's son to get £5,000 and free hotel stays.

Spanish police hunt 'abducted' British boy, 6, amid claims he failed to return to his father after visiting his Polish mother

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Jamaican nationals Elaine Douglas, 51, and Tommy Brooks, 52, are awaiting sentence for spending eight months living in a four-star hotel at the taxpayers' expense at a cost of £400-a-night.

They also spent more than £20,000 on meals and clothing on pre-paid credit cards which were given to them by the local council.

In April, Joyce Msokeri, 47, was jailed for four-and-a-half years at the Old Bailey for fraud after posing as a Grenfell survivor in a £19,000 scam.

Demonstrators place photographs of the victims of the Grenfell fire on the ground in Parliament Square, central London, Britain May 14, 2018 © Reuters Demonstrators place photographs of the victims of the Grenfell fire on the ground in Parliament Square, central London, Britain May 14, 2018

She claimed around £19,000 in cash donations, electronics, handbags, dresses and hotel costs - and filled a room at Hilton hotel with donations from charities.

Two months prior, in February, serial conman Anh Nhu Nguyen, 53, was jailed for 21 months after pretending his family died in the Grenfell fire.

He claimed his wife and son were killed in the atrocity to obtain about £12,500 from funds intended for victims - and even met Prince Charles as he posed as a survivor. 

Grenfell firefighters were ‘betrayed’ over stay-put policy, survivor claims .
Rukayetu Mamudu said she questions whether the fire really happened when she wakes in the middle of the night.Rukayetu Mamudu, who recently turned 70, and her grandson Tyrshondre, then 12, were some of the first survivors to escape the fire in the early hours of June 14.

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