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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.”

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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’.”

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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.”

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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.”

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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.”

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Reuters, 16th November 2007

Source: www.reuters.com


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