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Great Horton man took £195,000 fraud money away in crisp box
9:00am Wednesday 13th February 2013 in News
Almost £200,000 in bank notes from a mortgage fraud was carried off in an old crisp box by a 32-year-old man, Bradford Crown Court heard.
Atique Khan, of Ewart Street, Great Horton, Bradford, was caught on camera collecting the money from Birmingham in June, 2009, and it then vanished.
Khan pleaded guilty to laundering £195,000 and was yesterday sentenced to a 12-month community order with 180 hours of unpaid work and a probation service low-level activity requirement.
Prosecutor Chris Smith said Khan was indirectly involved in a mortgage fraud on a property in York.
The mortgage advance money first went to an account in Keighley and was then transferred to Birmingham.
Khan and three other men collected it and it was never traced.
Khan’s solicitor Assumpta O’Rourke said the offence was three and a half years’ old and Khan, who cared for his poorly wife, had not been in any trouble since.
Judge Peter Benson told him: “You played a part in assisting people involved in a conspiracy to obtain mortgages by providing false details.”
The court was told that others had been sentenced by another judge for their roles in the criminality.