Ugandan Family Fraudsters Jailed For A Total Of 19 Years For Â£4million Worth Of Benefit Fraud In The UK
Jordan Sebutemba (Left), Property owned by one of the fradster in Uganda (Up) and Fraudsters (Down)The family of fraudsters of an âoutrageous abuse of the hospitalityâ shown to them by Britain were jailed yesterday for stealing Â£4million from taxpayers.
The 20-year scam included one of the fraud ringleaders creating fake identities for up to 100 children to milk the benefits system.
The ringleader, Ruth Nagubuzi also claimed to have HIV and Aids in order to receive costly drugs which she then sent back to Uganda for huge profits.Â It was estimated that supplying the medicines to the 49-year-old, as well as four other made-up âsufferersâ, cost the taxpayer more than Â£2million.Â A further Â£154,000 went on education for members of the âfamilyâ, with Â£37,500 for a single higher education course.
Fraud relating to accommodation costs and sub-letting of flats by Nagubuzi cost Â£650,000, and the familyâs benefits including child allowances, disability benefits, and council tax and tax credits totalled Â£900,000.
The gangâs gains were spent on a complex consisting of luxury apartments, shops, restaurants and a hotel in Nagubuziâs home city of Kampala, the Ugandan capital. Plans for building new properties were found when police raided the gangâs homes across East London.Read more Â»GistOnly