Handsworth man jailed for fraud

News / September 15

A Handsworth man has been jailed after opening bank accounts, financial agreements and obtaining a driving licence all with false documents.

Srecko Sretic (also known as Pavo Martinovic and Tomislav Jovanovic ) aged 49 from Radnor Road, was given a 12 month jail sentence at Birmingham Crown Court last Monday (7 September) following an investigation by officers from the Regional Fraud Team in the Regional Organised Crime Unit.

Sretic used the three names on counterfeit and fraudulent documents to obtain genuine documents. In 2008, 2009 and 2010 bank accounts and credit cards were opened with fake utility bills and a German driving licence.

In 2013 and 2014, three car insurance policies were taken out using false home address, driver history and occupation information. In 2014, he applied for a provisional UK driving licence also with false documents.

He arrived in the UK in 1996 and claimed asylum in the name of Pavo Martinovic, his claim was refused but in 2013 he was granted family leave to stay until August 2015.

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