Two Nigerians Named In Britain’s Most Wanted Con Artists List


Britain’s National Crime Agency has released a list of ten alleged most wanted con artists in relation to fraud cases across Britain.

Details of the alleged criminals, published by the NCA and the City of London Police, will be shared widely in the hope of snaring those wanted in connection with dozens of crimes nationwide.

The 10 are being chased by police forces from different parts of the country and their financial assets are being frozen and then seized.

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Alexia Thomas

Alexia Thomas, 43, is believed to have supplied false immigration documents to people wanting to become British citizens.

Thomas, from Nigeria, advertised online, claiming to be a professor and selling documents for around £300 each.

Her aliases include Elizabeth or Lizzy with the surnames Henz; Ikuwe-Henz; Iheyen; Ikue-Henz; Ihenyue; Ikwue; Herz and Ihenyen. Other aliases include Professor Thomas, Professor Summers, Martha Peterson and Alexia Bridget.

Thomas’s last known address was in Robert Street, in Camden, central London, but she has also lived in Catford, Bellingham, Homerton, Thamesmead, Dagenham, Walthamstow and Harrow.


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Bayo Lawrence Anoworin

Bayo Lawrence Anoworin, 41, from Lagos, Nigeria, is wanted by Lincolnshire Police in connection with fraud offences and money laundering.

Anoworin was part of an organised crime group which defrauded a number of NHS Trusts in the UK and Guernsey, stealing a total of £12m and laundering the money between 1 January 2011 and 31 July 2012.

He was arrested in November 2012. But he was bailed and then disappeared. He has links to Chatham and Thamesmead.


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Alex Mckenzie

Alex Mckenzie, 33, also known as James Mckenzie and Jaswant Singh, has previous addresses in south and west London.

Mckenzie, who may be in the US as an overstayer, is accused of getting loans, bank and credit cards in the names of former partners and their parents after meeting the partners on the gay social network app Scruff.

Losses from Mckenzie’s crimes total more than £300,000 and police say he poses a danger to the gay community.


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Sandeep Arora

Sandeep Arora, 42, set up a Bollywood production company in central London while he lived in Beckton between 2007 and 2011.

He allegedly claimed £4.5m VAT and film tax claims for Billy The Beagle, London Dreams, Kuan Bola, Aagosh, Trapped and Kia The Dream Girl – all films which either did not exist or with which he had no involvement.

He is known in the film industry as Karan Arora and is believed to be in India.


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Levi John Coyle

Levi John Coyle, 36, of Colchester, is wanted by the City of London Police after being accused of selling fake shares and defrauding investors out of £700,000 between 2009 and 2010.

He also failed to appear for his trial in September 2013 but was sentenced in his absence to six years’ imprisonment for conspiracy to defraud, fraud by false representation and money laundering.


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Marius Lucian Anton

Marius Lucian Anton, 31, is a Romanian with links to the Midlands and is wanted by police in Cheshire for multiple ATM fraud offences over the past four years.

Anton is accused of using card-skimming devices to clone bank cards and clear people’s bank accounts. He has links to Northamptonshire and Corby.


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Felix Rooney

Felix Rooney, 35, has an Irish accent and scars on his face and is wanted by police in Greater Manchester.

He is accused of conning a 72-year-old man out of almost £100,000 by claiming he needed work done to his roof. Experts say the work should not have cost more than £1,000.

Police say Rooney, also known as Michael Hannon and Martin Connors, travels extensively but has links to the West Midlands, Worcester and London.


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Adam James Stagg

Adam James Stagg, 29, is thought to be living a luxury lifestyle in Manila after allegedly duping 140 people into paying hundreds of pounds for designer watches they never received.

Avon and Somerset Police believe he has been involved in setting up companies trading from the Philippines offering UK customers deals on watches costing more than £100. He is thought to have made around £20,000 from the scam.


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Faisal Butt

Faisal Butt, 39, is from Lahore, Pakistan, and is accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of pounds from more than 100 bank accounts.

He was due in court in April over a conspiracy to defraud charge and was sentenced in his absence. He is thought to have returned to Pakistan but then left that country.


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Naeem Ahmed

Naeem Ahmed, 44, is from Smethwick and is accused of stealing new mobile handsets valued at £40,000 by using stolen payment details while posing as a genuine customer.

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He was arrested in October 2014 on 21 fraud charges but police do not say how he comes to be at large. He is believed to be in Birmingham or other areas in the west Midlands.

Any information on any of the above suspects, please contact the London Security Agencies.