Internet fraudsters drained Dagenham woman’s account
AN INTERNET fraudster who took less than five minutes to drain �20,000 from a building society customer’s account was jailed for 12 months.
Bolarinwa Adenuga, 31, took moments to transfer the large sum from Valerie Tanser’s account to two credit cards.
The prepaid Mastercards were then used to make a series of cash withdrawals and to splash out on electrical goods.
Postmaster Olufemi Makanjola allegedly assisted Adenuga by processing the transfers and withdrawals at his post office in Dagenham.
Adenuga was arrested after police found documents at the Lodge Avenue sub-post office linking him to the scam, but he denied any wrongdoing.
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Pharmaceutical executive Adenuga was convicted of the swindle by a jury at Snaresbrook Crown Court last month following a six-day trial.
After the hearing it emerged that Makanjola had skipped bail before the trial and is still wanted for questioning by detectives.
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Police and post office investigators found documents at the post office relating to the defendant that tied him to the scam.
Adenuga, of Westfield Walk, High Wycombe, Bucks, was convicted of conspiracy to commit fraud by representation and conspiracy to acquire criminal property between July 1 2007 and January 23 2008.