A fraudster who pretended to be a victim of last June’s Grenfell Tower fire has been sentenced to spend four and a half years in prison.
The woman at the centre of the sickening con, Joyce Msokeri, 47, was convicted of fraud at Southwark Crown Court.
Ms Msokeri was found guilty of all charges brought against her on March 15th, after she carried out the con last June.
The 47 year old was found guilty after a police investigation along with confounding evidence found that she gave a fake name to relief workers following the deadly fire that took the lives of 71 people.
Ms Msokeri who claimed that her husband had died in the fire, deliberately defrauded relief fund organisations of £19,000 when she falsely claimed for food, clothing, money and a month’s accommodation in the Hilton hotel in Kensington.
The fraudster who used the address of a survivor from the tower blaze, also claimed that she moved into the tower block in February 2017 and tried to get re-housed under the system that was set up for the victims of the fire.
However Ms Msokeri’s dreadful act of decit didn’t end there as she shamefully made up an elaborate story to cover her tracks once her fraudulent attempts were uncovered by investigating officers.
Ms Msokeri who was discovered to be living in Sutton, apparently told investigating officers that she found out that her made up husband was still alive and living in a cave in Margate.
The con artist even persuaded a vunerable man to pose as her husband whilst officers investigated her claims, she then even went as far as to commit the man to mental health institution in order for her to continue carrying out her ridiculous con and claim further compensation.
Ms Msokeri was found guilty of three counts of fraud and on one account of obtaining a false identity.