Former council housing officer jailed for part in rent deposit fraud plot

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing

A former council housing officer was one of two people jailed yesterday for his part in a plot to defraud a rent deposit scheme. Adnan Nazir, 34, was handed a two and half year sentence at Wood Green Crown Court after an investigation by his former employer, Barnet Council. Jamile Pertussati, Nazir's partner in the plot, was jailed for 15 months. The court heard how the pair's scam involved using a complex web of false identities to open a string of bank accounts which were then activated to ...

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