A Nigerian living in the UK, and working as an estate agent, Ayodele Oladuti, has been jailed for identity theft.
The modus operandi of the 29-year-old, according to report, was to photograph his clients’ bank cards while showing prospective buyers around their homes. He would then used the photos of cards and other documents to commit identity theft by setting up bank accounts and a phone contract in their names.
Oladuti, who was sentenced on Wednesday attempted to defraud 20 victims of over £25,000 but was successful in obtaining over £6,000.
Report said nemesis caught up with him when one of the sellers became suspicious during a viewing as Oladuti did not leave the flat when the prospective buyers did.
It added that the owner checked CCTV and saw him opening doors and cupboards. He took the footage to The Personal Agent’s manager who immediately contacted Surrey Police.
Oladuti admitted seven counts of fraud and was jailed for two years at Guildford Crown Court.