Terror Police Charge White City Man

Warsame Sheik accused of defrauding elderly victims

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Counter terrorism officer have charged three men including a man from White City with money laundering and fraud offences.

29-year-old Warsame Sheik from the White City Estate, W12 was charged alongside Anrul Islam from Dagenham and Mohammed Youssfi of Fulham Road, SW10. He has been bailed to appear at Camberwell Green Magistrates' Court on Wednesday, 29 April.

The men were arrested in March on suspicion of cold-calling elderly victims on their home phones and informing them that their accounts had been compromised then deceiving their victims into transferring money. Officers investigating the fraud linked it to extremists travelling to Syria.

All three were charged on Wednesday, 15 April, with being concerned in the acquisition, retention, use or control of criminal property and with acquiring, use or possession of criminal property in relation to alleged offences between 28 May, 2014 and 6 June, 2014.

Islam and Youssfi were further charged with fraud in relation to alleged offences between October 2011 and May 2014 and were remanded in custody to appeared at Camberwell Green Magistrates' Court on 16 April.

A fourth man, who was previously arrested on suspicion of money laundering offences, has been bailed to return to a central London police station in early May, pending further enquiries.


April 17, 2015