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Alleged ‘brains’ behind gang targeting the elderly linked by DNA on mobile phones, High Court is told

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A judge was also told the fraudsters used different methods to take £190,000 and £15,000 worth of jewellery from victims - either snatching their savings or persuading them to hand over valuables for safekeeping. Stock image.

A judge was also told the fraudsters used different methods to take £190,000 and £15,000 worth of jewellery from victims - either snatching their savings or persuading them to hand over valuables for safekeeping. Stock image.

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A judge was also told the fraudsters used different methods to take £190,000 and £15,000 worth of jewellery from victims - either snatching their savings or persuading them to hand over valuables for safekeeping. Stock image.

The alleged "brains" behind a gang who posed as police officers to con 40 elderly victims in Northern Ireland out of money and jewellery is linked by DNA on mobile phones, the High Court heard today.

Prosecutors claimed Ray Lee's profile was on handsets used to contact the pensioners and criminal associates who collected cash at arranged meeting places.


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