Scunthorpe man charged after Heathrow arrest


Scunthorpe man charged after Heathrow arrest

A Scunthorpe man arrested at Heathrow Airport on Sunday 23 August has been charged with a number of historic fraud offences.

He was wanted for five years after failing to pay a £104,000 confiscation order.

Following his arrest, police confirmed that Ajad Miah, 45, was taken into custody at Birchin Way in Grimsby.

He was questioned over a case of fraud committed in 2003, and one in 2005.

Both were committed in Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, and totalled more than £150,000.

Speaking yesterday, a spokesperson for Humberside Police said:

“On Sunday, August 23 a man was arrested by officers at Heathrow Airport on suspicion that he was a man wanted in connection with a number of offences in our area.

“The man was brought into our custody at Birchin Way in Grimsby and questioned in connection with a £24K fraud in Scunthorpe back in 2003 and a £126k fraud in Scunthorpe in 2005. He was also wanted for failing to pay a previous £104,000 confiscation order.

“Today Ajad Miah (45) of Frodingham Road in Scunthorpe has been charged with the following offences: Theft by deception in relation to a £24k fraud in 2003, of theft by deception in relation to a £126k fraud in 2005, of concealing criminal property contrary to the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and four cases of fraud against the Crown contrary to Common Law.

“He is due to appear at Grimsby Magistrates Court today.”

Appearing at Grimsby Magistrates Court yesterday, the defendant was charged with two counts of theft by deception, and with concealing criminal property.

He was also charged with an additional four cases of fraud against the Crown.


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