Card fraudster blames gambling addiction

Merton

An illegal immigrant who took part in a sophisticated credit card fraud to ease his £1.5m gambling losses will be deported to Pakistan after serving three years in jail. Shabaaz Ahmed, 41, amassed eye-watering debts at the Grosvenor Casino after his asylum application was refused. Nigerian scammers supplied Ahmed with fraudulently obtained credit cards and ordered him to to deposit funds in gang-controlled accounts or buy goods, gold or redeemable items such as gift vouchers. Ahmed admitted using one of…

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