Wednesday, 2 March 2011
Ringleaders of Shropshire car clocking gang jailed
THE SHROPSHIRE ringleaders of a nationwide “car clocking” con have been jailed after duping customers out of thousands of pounds.
Jangeer Khan and his 30-year-old cousin Sagir Hussain, both from Telford, were known as the “40s kids” after developing a reputation for putting high-mileage cars through MoTs with about 40,000 miles on the odometers after “clocking” them.
The 28-year-old and his cousin, with other gang members, were arrested in a series of raids across the county in November 2007.
Khan, of Bush Hill, Dothill, Telford, was jailed for two years at Stafford Crown Court yesterday while Hussain was sent to prison for 21 months.
The court heard the con involved the gang buying second hand cars at auctions and then selling them on – but only after reducing the mileage by up to 90,000 miles and producing new documents and forged service records.