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Nigerian professor, middle-aged Lagosian among UK’s 10 most wanted fraud suspects

By News Express on 19/07/2016

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A London-based Nigerian professor and a middle-aged Lagosian are among the 10 most wanted fraud suspects being hunted by the United Kingdom Police. They feature prominently in a rogues’ gallery of the UK’s 10 most wanted alleged con-artists released by police ahead of new crime figures that are expected to reveal the huge scale of fraud in the country, a report London Evening Standard said.

It named one of the most wanted suspects as Alexia Thomas, 43, who parades herself as a

professor and is widely addressed as such in local and international publications. The smooth-talking Alexia Thomas is “wanted for selling fake immigration documents that cost around £300 each, but were issued by organisations that did not exist,” the report said.

It added: “The Nigerian described herself as “Her Knowledgeable” on company literature, and used a string of aliases including Elizabeth or Lizzy with a variety of surnames.

“Her last known address was in Camden, but she has lived in various parts of the capital.”

Another Nigerian on the list is Bayo Lawrence Anoworin, 41, from Lagos, who is “wanted over an alleged scam that stole more than £12 million from NHS Trusts in the UK and Guernsey between January 2011 and July 2012.”

Mr. Anoworin uses a string of fake identities, and is accused of fraud offences and money laundering linked to a gang that targeted the trusts, the report said.

“Anoworin, who has connections to Thamesmead, and Chatham in Kent, was arrested in Abbey Wood, in November 2012, but fled when he was released on bail,” the report added.

The report was based on details of alleged criminals, published today by City of London Police and the National Crime Agency (NCA).

“The alleged fraudsters’ details have been released ahead of annual crime figures due to be made public by the Office for National Statistics on Thursday, which will include a full year of fraud and cybercrime for the first time,” the report said.

•Photo shows alleged fraudster, Prof. Alexia Thomas.

Source News Express

Posted 19/07/2016 1:13:08 PM





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