Fraudster, 46, is jailed for faking police documents to help speeding drivers avoid justice
- Hamid Alhendi, 46, from Barnet, falsified the paperwork of almost 300 speeding drivers who were caught by cameras so they were never identified by the police
- Police uncovered scam when high number of tickets were related to one address
- Force raided Alhendi’s home and business address and found evidence of scam
- Alhendi was jailed for five years after pleading guilty to one count of perverting the course of justice and five counts of fraud at Harrow Crown Court last week
A fraudster has been jailed after helping speeding drivers avoid prosecution by falsifying police documents.
Hamid Alhendi, 46, from Barnet, received a total of five years’ imprisonment for one count of perverting the course of justice and five counts of fraud at Harrow Crown Court.
Detectives from the Metropolitan Police’s Roads and Transport Policing Command [RTPC], in partnership with Transport for London, brought an end to the illegal operation after a raid on Alhendi’s home and business.
For a fee, Alhendi offered a service to help those caught by traffic cameras to evade prosecution and avoid fines and penalty points on their driving licence.
The 46-year-old falsified the Notices of Prosecution letters which are sent out to the owners of vehicles caught speeding and must be returned with the offending drivers’ details.
Offenders were usually local to Alhendi, who was working with an associate the Met have refused to name, and were aware of the service through word-of-mouth.
Hamid Alhendi (left) has been jailed for five years for his part in a scam which helped speeding drivers avoid prosecution by the police by falsifying documents. His wife Egle Slizauskaite (right) was handed a suspended prison sentence after admitting perverting course of justice
When questioned by MailOnline, the force said they cannot disclose any further details of how the scam worked over fears it could be copied.
The pair also used their scheme to avoid prosecution for driving offences they had committed themselves and on one occasion this involved Alhendi’s wife, Egle Slizauskaite.
By the end of the investigation, police had identified at least 293 instances where Notices for Prosecution had been falsified.
Additionally, Alhendi used multiple false identities to fraudulently open accounts with banks, building societies and other service providers as part of the scams.
Police became aware of the con when they identified a high volume of Notices of intended prosecution [NIPs] pertaining to the address in Ealing Road, Wembley.
On 1 February 2018, the deception came to an end following a raid by detectives from the Met’s Roads and Transport Policing Command Proactive Crime Team on the business premises and home addresses connected with the defendants.
Among the evidence recovered were mobile phones containing images of the falsified NIPs
Alhendi’s associate and wife were arrested while Alhendi was already in prison at that time for a separate offence.
Alhendi was jailed for five years at Harrow Crown Court (pictured) for his part in the illegal operation after admitting one count of perverting the course of justice and five counts of fraud
Alhendi’s wife, Egle Slizauskaite, 38, of the same address, received seven months imprisonment, suspended for 12 months, with three months electronic monitoring for perverting the course of justice.
The associate was charged with identification frauds and released under investigation for perverting the course of justice. During this time he fled the country but is still wanted for the offence.
Detective Constable Isabel Peres, RTPC Proactive Crime Team said: ‘I am very pleased with this outcome and that we have brought this illegal operation to an end.
‘Alhendi’s fraudulent actions meant that motorists who committed dangerous driving offences went unpunished and unchecked.
‘For the safety of all road users, we need to know who offending motorists are.
‘By helping to keep dangerous drivers on the roads, Alhendi’s scam could have had serious consequences for other people walking and cycling and motorists.
‘We will deal robustly with such people and look to bring to justice anyone who commits a criminal offence as this sentence shows.’
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