Man with Corby links on list of UK’s most wanted fraudsters

Some of the most wanted fraudsters. Anton, with links to Corby, is top left.
Some of the most wanted fraudsters. Anton, with links to Corby, is top left.
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A man with links to Corby has been named one of the UK’s 10 most wanted fraudsters.

Romanian national Marius Lucian Anton, 31, is wanted by police for a string of ATM fraud offences since 2012.

Anton has used card skimming devices which he has attached to supermarket ATMs to extract and clone credit cards.

His last known address was in Corby, with further links across the Midlands and Cheshire.

Despite the nationwide circulation of Anton’s image to all police forces, he has not been traced and it is believed he will continue to commit further offences until he is found.

The 10 have been identified through the work of the Joint Fraud Taskforce, an initiative launched by Theresa May in February which brings together a number of bodies to fight criminals who prey on the public and UK businesses.

Now the City of London Police and the National Crime Agency (NCA) are calling on the public’s help to track down the fraudsters, who are linked with more than £20m worth of fraud in the UK and abroad.

Others on the list include:

- Alex McKenzie, 33, London. Took out loans in partner’s names with losses exceeding £300,000, and poses a danger to the gay community.

- Sandeep Arora, 42, likely to be in India. Evaded £4.5m in VAT and film tax after claiming for Bollywood films which didn’t exist.

- Levi Coyle, 36, Colchester. Orchestrated boiler room fraud worth £700,000 and failed to attend court after being found guilty.

- Felix Rooney, 35, travels extensively. Conned 72-year-old out of almost £100,000 for building work.

- Adam Stagg, 29, Phillipines. Duped 140 people into paying for luxury watches which never arrived.

- Alexia Thomas, 42, London. Nigerian woman sold false immigration documents to those looking for British citizenship.

- Faisal Butt, 39, Pakistan. Defrauded more than 100 bank accounts and fled country.

- Bayo Lawrence Anoworin, 41, likely to be in London. Defrauded NHS trusts in UK and Guernsey out of £12m.

- Naeem Ahmed, 44, Smethwick. Stole mobile handsets worth £40,000 by posing as a genuine customer using fraudulent details.

Donald Toon, director of the NCA’s Economic Crime Command, said: “The annual losses to the UK from fraud are estimated to be more than £190bn.

“Behind this headline figure lie the actions of criminals like the wanted fraudsters highlighted in this appeal, who have caused distress and loss to people and businesses up and down the country.

“Law enforcement cannot tackle this problem alone.

“It is only by working together, individuals, law enforcement, Government and the private sector – using structures like the Joint Fraud Task Force – that we can protect the UK against fraud.

“It is important that anyone able to provide information on the ten fraudsters we are highlighting today takes the opportunity to pass that information to law enforcement to help bring them to justice.”

Anyone with information should contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.