Multi-million pound eBay scammers jailed for a total of 18 Years

Stephen Hopper and Andrew Johnson successfully prosecuted a London crime gang who pleaded guilty to a conspiracy to money laundering at the Old Bailey.

Popescu, of Watford, Roxanna Trusca, 28, Florin Drechichi, 25, Mihai Cercerlaru, 35, and Christian Calistrache, 31, all pleaded guilty. Popescu was jailed for five years and his co-conspirators, all from north-west London, were jailed for between two years six months and three years eight months.

Thousands of people across the country fell victim to the fraud in which people were offered cars, motor homes and trailers on sites such as eBay and Gumtree. Immediately after buyers transferred money into the accounts, the funds were withdrawn and all lines of communication cut, leaving people thousands of pounds out of pocket.