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A LEADING eye surgeon conned out of £350,000 in an internet scam

A LEADING eye surgeon was conned out of £350,000 in an internet scam.
Nigerian fraudster Chinaenye Mokelu sent out a spam email asking UK bank account holders to help him transfer his “$300million fortune” to Britain.

Consultant Fawzia Ashkanani replied, and was duped into transferring £350,000 into Mokelu’s bank accounts in return for a slice of his wealth.

She even travelled from her home in Dumfries, Scotland, to meet Mokelu in London, where he showed her a suitcase full of fake cash.

Mokelu, 44, of Grays, Essex, admitted conspiracy to defraud.

He was remanded in custody for sentencing in June.

Basildon Crown Court heard cops traced just £30,000 of the £350,000.

Other conspirators are still at large.


April 22, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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