Following the gang's conviction at Guildford Crown Court on Monday July 22Detective Constable Rebecca Mason, of Surrey Police's Mobile Southall dating crime unit, said: "The victims are sensible, professional women, and in hindsight both are aghast that they were able to let themselves fall prey to these criminals.
They were persuasive, cruel, forceful and manipulative. Addo, 37, of Petersfield Rise, Roehampton, was convicted of converting criminal property, while Keh, Redditch ladies disclaimer, of Rossington Close, Enfield, and Stair, 23, of Sandcroft Close, also in Enfield, had pleaded guilty to that charge. Keh and Stair also admitted supplying articles to be used in fraud and possessing articles to be used in fraud respectively.
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Ask plenty of questions.
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