LONDON: A Pakistani-origin police officer in Manchester has been jailed for 18 months for making bogus mortgage and insurance claims.
Inspector Mohammed Razaq, 53, who serves with the Greater Manchester Police at its Bolton division, has been found guilty of pocketing thousands of pounds through bogus claims on four houses he owned or managed.
The Pakistani origin cop has been found guilty of six counts of fraud and three counts of money laundering.
Calling Inspector Mohammed Razaq “thoroughly dishonest’, Judge Jeffrey Lewis at Manchester’s Minshull Street Crown Court has ordered him locked up for 18 months.
“It’s a matter of bitter regret that I see before me a police officer whose honesty and integrity should be beyond reproach. Sadly that’s not the case here. You’ve shown yourself to be a thoroughly dishonest man in many respects. It’s always an unpleasant, painful and onerous duty for a judge to deal with a police officer who’s broken the law, and in your case so blatantly and repeatedly,’’ the judge said in his sentencing order on Friday.
Razaq made three false insurance claims against his portfolio of properties between May 2008 and March 2011.