A 29 year-old Nigerian, Idris Ogunsanya has been convicted and sentenced for fraud in the United Kingdom.He was nabbed, November 2013, after he used a stolen credit card to buy a £375 bottle of Dom Perignon champagne at the four-star Radisson Blu Edwardian hotel in Canary Wharf.
While making the arrest in his home, police became even more suspicious upon noticing the items in his flat.
In the house were a 60-inch television, champagne and several pairs of expensive and unworn trainers in addition to a large number of stolen and blank credit cards, £6,000 cash, a device for skimming card details from ATMs and a credit card reader.
And he was unemployed.
Investigations later revealed that he swindled victims, including his neighbours, out of at least £40,000 to pay for business class flights and plush hotel stays in Dubai, Evening Standardreports.
Last Friday, February 19, a Snaresbrook Crown Court on found him guilty of ten counts of fraud or possession of articles used in fraud.
He was promptly jailed for four and a half years.