Gang stole names of dead babies to use in bank scam

A Nigerian gang which stole the identities of dead babies and then plundered bank accounts set up in their name was jailed yesterday.

The gang of three, two men and a woman, stole 44 separate identities over 18 months to set up 100 bogus bank accounts.


The trio operated throughout South Wales and in England ordering up birth certificates online of people who had died years before.

Jim Davis, prosecuting, said the gang targeted those who would have been the same age as themselves had they not died.

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