An attacker using forged documents in order to lease and eventually sell a three-storey townhouse with four bedrooms, situated in the prestigious Kensington district of London.
43-year-old Stephen Rice used forged documents in the name of a Stewart's Knight to a contract with a real estate agency, which is to take this house for rent. After signing all the necessary paperwork, Rice and his accomplices were settled in a town house, changed all the locks and hired a Swiss company to arrange a quick sale of the object.
As buyers were real estate development company Pall Mall, which has agreed to the proposed pseudo-seller for the amount - just over ? 1 million note that the actual market value of the house is about ? 2 million
The first suspicion arose in the bank's employees, came to Rice to lift the ? 850 thousand He presented a driver's license in the name of the owner of this townhouse with a crooked picture glued, forcing bank employees to doubt their authenticity, and call the police. Rice was arrested, he makes a confession, writes edition The Daily Mail.