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