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March 7 2019

Fifth member of forgery gang jailed for fake ID docs on "an Industrial Scale"

Construction Enquirer magazine recently reported on an industrial scale fraud within the construction industry. They reported on a large scale investigation looking at forgeries of Construction Skills Certificate Scheme (CSCS) cards.

In total, officers retrieved over 3,000 ID documents as well as 300 CSCS cards. Not only could the forged documents lead to concerns over safety within the construction industry but also could have been used to launder money or provide access to the UK illegally. 

Four members of the gang were intitially jailed for a total of 27 years.  Now a fifth member of the forgery gang, responsible for making and supplying false identity documents including Construction Skills Certificate Scheme (CSCS) cards, has been jailed for six years.