Police in London are celebrating this week after a 29-year-old man was jailed for over five years for his part in a major online banking fraud ring.
Tomasz Skowron, of Meredith Road in Worthing, was sentenced on Monday at Croydon Crown Court after pleading guilty to conspiracy to defraud, fraud and money laundering offences.
The Metropolitan Police’s Falcon Cyber Crime Unit identified that Skowron had made several fraudulent payments into money mule accounts and bank accounts under his control, according to a police statement.
Using intelligence offered up by the banking industry, they traced back an IP address associated with the payments to Skowron’s house, back in 2014.
There they apparently found more incriminating evidence on his computers and phones. Text messages sent to accomplice Piotr Ptach are said to have revealed that he was in the process of identifying and recruiting new money mules.
Skowron was also linked to two Man in