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Group charged over £500,000 car registration plate scam

 

A group of men and a woman are due in court tomorrow accused of running a car registration scam in which the rights to high-value number plates were stolen and offered for sale – some for more than £100,000.

Birmingham brothers Zahid Khan (31), Aamir Khan (25) and 39-year-old Ayan Ahmed, plus associate Zubair Ahmad (32), have been charged with conspiracy to commit fraud.

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They also face counts of perverting the course of justice after it’s claimed they tried diverting blame to a bogus car dealer.

Zahid Khan’s wife Sarah Ali (31) from Circular Road in Acocks Green; Kaesar Ali (28) from Clarence Road, Sparkhill; and 33-year-old Qumar Farooq from Haunch Lane in Kings Heath have also been charged with the fraud conspiracy.

In addition, Zahid and Aamir Khan, from Yardley Wood Road and Shutlock Lane in Moseley, face charges of concealing and converting criminal property relating to stolen cars running on false plates.

And Zahid Khan also stands accused of four counts of fraud by false representation after it’s alleged he failed to declare details on car insurance documents.

An eighth man, 33-year-old Assim Zafar from Douglas Road in Acocks Green, has been charged with one count of converting criminal property in relation to the proceeds of a sold stolen car.

All of the defendants are set to appear at Birmingham Magistrates Court on August 30.

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