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Six-year jail sentences for mortgage fraudsters

Two Slough men have been jailed for a total of 12 and a half years after being found guilty of multiple mortgage frauds.

Tahir Malik and Patrick Kamande were sentenced to six and a half years and six years respectively at Reading Crown Court on April 13. Kamande’s wife, Mary Kimani, received a 10-month sentence which was suspended for 18 months in relation to one joint offence.

Malik was a mortgage broker and ran Slough-based Enterprise Mortgage Solutions.

Kamande and Kimani fraudulently purchased a number of properties with mortgages brokered by Malik, sometimes using false names.

Malik pleaded guilty to obtaining services by deception in 2004 and two counts of fraud relating to personal house purchases in 2007 and 2008. He also admitted three offences of obtaining a money transfer by deception and five of fraud which also involved Kamande and one which involved Kimani between 2005 and 2009. Kamande and Kimani were found guilty on February 15 of all the offences.

Thames Valley Police economic crime unit Det Sgt Nick Bell says: “This was a complex mortgage fraud case involving numerous mortgages and false identities.

“We are very pleased with the substantial sentences given to Malik and Kamande.”

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