February 1, 2012 in Fraudster Caught
ID fraud hits the rich and famous
Worryingly, fraudsters don’t even need genuine ID or details to cause problems.
Thieves cut a picture of Ricky Gervais from the back of a DVD box and stuck it into a fake passport, giving them enough identification to siphon almost £200,000 from his bank account.
They planned to convert the cash into gold bars using the false Gervais identity but were thwarted by a suspicious bullion dealer: he couldn’t believe the comedian would ever buy that much gold and called the police.
ARTICLE FROM: http://www.virginmedia.com/money/features/id-fraud-hits-the-rich-and-famous.php?ssid=3