In the Media

Faisal Madani convicted of credit card fraud

PUBLISHED March 23, 2012

Sue Patten, Head of the CPS Central Fraud Group said: ?The prosecution mounted a strong case against Faisal Madani which he has now accepted by pleading guilty today to 24 charges relating to the use of 150 illicitly obtained credit card details. In pleading guilty, he has admitted defrauding a number of individuals whose credits cards he dishonestly used for substantial sums. ?Faisal Madani was due to stand trial at Southwark Crown Court on 10 April 2012 after two years of intensive work by CPS, counsel and police following his arrest in October 2009. ?Credit card fraud is a very serious offence causing significant financial and emotional consequences for the innocent victims and today?s case demonstrates the ability of the CPS to bring these fraudsters to justice.? Madani will be sentenced on 17 May 2012. He was charged with and pleaded guilty to the following: 17 counts of fraud Three counts of possession of false identification documents One count of acquiring criminal property Two counts of possessing articles for use in fraud One count of theft