Four men charged with offences relating to courier fraud scams
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Four men have been charged with offences relating to alleged courier fraud scams across numerous counties following an investigation by Gloucestershire Constabulary.
They appeared before magistrates in Cheltenham via video link last Thursday, 8 April where they were remanded in custody.
The group have all been charged with conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation between 17 March and 6 April 2021, namely purporting to be a police officer by telephone conversation to extract funds from other persons bank accounts, intending to make a gain, namely money.
The men from Islington, London have also been charged with conspiracy to acquire or possess criminal property, namely money and other high value items.
The investigation led by the Constabulary's Serious and Organised Crime Unit resulted in warrants being executed in London earlier this month and cash seized.
Those charged are named below and are next due to appear at Gloucester Crown Court on 29 April:
- Mohammed Maarjan, 22 and of James Morgan Mews
- Mohammed Hussain, 24 and of Kendal House, Collier Street
- Shoriful Islam, 24 and of Elmfield House, Highbury New Park
- Muhammed Rahman, 27 and of Messiter House, Leirum Street