Group of seven are ac­cused of £ 500,000 num­ber plates con

Solihull News - - NEWS - JANE TYLER jane. tyler@ trinitymirror. com

A GROUP of men and a woman have ap­peared in court in Birm­ing­ham ac­cused of tak­ing part in a £ 500,000 car num­ber plate scam.

The six men and one woman are ac­cused of run­ning a con in which the rights to high- value num­ber plates were stolen and of­fered for sale – some for more than £ 100,000.

The court heard how all were in­volved in a con­spir­acy to steal ve­hi­cle reg­is­tra­tion num­ber plates and sell them with­out the gen­uine own­ers’ knowl­edge.

They all ap­peared at Birm­ing- ham Mag­is­trates’ Court on Wednesday. They are:

Zahid Khan, 31, of Yard­ley Wood Road, Mose­ley, ac­cused of 14 charges, in­clud­ing con­spir­acy to com­mit fraud, per­vert­ing the course of jus­tice and con­ceal­ing and con­vert­ing crim­i­nal prop­erty.

His brother, Aamir Khan, 25, of Maple­ton Road, Hall Green, faces seven charges, in­clud­ing per­vert­ing the course of jus­tice and con­spir­acy to com­mit fraud.

Ayan Ahmed, 39, of Mick­le­ton Road, Soli­hull, is charged with con­spir­acy to com­mit fraud and per­vert­ing the course of jus­tice.

Sarah Ali, 31, of Cir­cu­lar Road, Acocks Green, is ac­cused of one charge of con­spir­acy to com­mit fraud.

Zubair Ah­mad, 32, of Springcroft Road, Hall Green, is charged with per­vert­ing the course of jus­tice and con­spir­acy to com­mit fraud.

As­sim Za­far, 33, of Dou­glas Road, Acocks Green, is charged with one count of con­vert­ing crim­i­nal prop­erty.

Qu­mar Fa­rooq, 33, of Haunch Lane, Kings Heath, also faces one charge of con­spir­acy to com­mit fraud.

All were granted bail to ap­pear be­fore Birm­ing­ham Crown Court on Septem­ber 27.

Zahid Khan

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