Archive for the 'forgery' Category

Man jailed for making and selling Tracey Emin fakes – BBC News

“An ex-art student who worked alongside artist Tracey Emin has been jailed for 16 months for forging her work.”

Full story

BBC News, 28th October 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

‘Incompetent’ forger jailed for fake notes in Wrexham – BBC News

“An ‘incompetent’ forger who photocopied Scottish £10 notes and used them in Wrexham shops has been jailed for two years.”

Full story

BBC News, 20th May 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

University worker offered forged degrees in return for spanking sessions – The Independent

“A University of Bath registrar who offered forged degrees to young black women in exchange for spanking sessions to satisfy his sexual fetishes has avoided jail at court.”

Full story

The Independent, 2nd February 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Legal adviser duped couples into thinking they were divorced – Daily Telegraph

“A legal adviser tricked two estranged couples into believing they had been divorced in order to pocket their fees.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th January 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Solicitor to be sentenced after stealing £90,000 from blind widow – Law Society’s Gazette

“A Black Country solicitor faces jail after stealing £90,000 from a blind widow and spending the money on luxury items including a pedigree ‘teacup’ chihuahua.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 3rd December 2009

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Citizenship ceremony conman jailed – UK Border Agency

“The mastermind behind a fake document scam which raked in hundreds of thousands of pounds from immigrants seeking to stay in the United Kingdom has today been jailed for four-and-half years after a trial at Southwark Crown Court.”

Full press release

UK Border Agency, 29th September 2009

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

Masood and others v Zahoor and others – WLR Daily

 Masood and others v Zahoor and others [2009] EWCA 650; [2009] WLR (D) 231

“Where a claimant relied on a forged document he forfeited the right to have an adjudication of his claim, and it was irrelevant that the defendant also relied on forged documents. There was no weighing or balancing exercise to be carried out.”

WLR Daily, 7th July 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk  

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Broker escapes jail over forged FSA applications – The Times

“The first person to be prosecuted by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) over falsifying an application for authorisation to sell financial products has been given a suspended sentence.”

Full story

The Times, 18th November 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Man sues over jail ‘error’ claim – BBC News

“An immigrant who was sent to an adult prison because he lied about his age on a fake passport is suing the Home Office for ‘unlawful detainment’.”

Full story

BBC News, 19th August 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

‘Fakeproof’ e-passport is cloned in minutes – The Times

“New microchipped passports designed to be foolproof against identity theft can be cloned and manipulated in minutes and accepted as genuine by the computer software recommended for use at international airports.”

Full story

The Times, 6th August 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Forged autographs: Graeme Walker and Faisal Madani jailed for sales con – The Times

“Two conmen who forged and sold the autographs of some of Britain’s biggest sports stars were jailed yesterday.”

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The Times, 4th April 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Woman cautioned after sailing under Facebook-acquired certificate – OUT-LAW.com

“A woman who hired a yacht using a certificate she downloaded from Facebook has been questioned by police and cautioned under the Fraud Act.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 26th February 2008

Source: www.out-law.com

Sporting memorabilia were worthless fakes, court is told – The Times

“Sports fans were conned into spending thousands of pounds on forged autographs of their heroes, including a fake Michael Owen cup final shirt and signed photographs of David Beckham and Jonny Wilkinson, Chester Crown Court was told yesterday.”

Full story

The Times, 8th February 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

82-year-old art forger sentenced – Reuters

“An octogenarian woman and her son were sentenced on Friday for one of the largest, longest lasting and most diverse art scams ever in Britain, forging paintings, sculptures, carvings and statues.”

Full story

Reuters, 16th November 2007

Source: www.reuters.com


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