Suffolk man in top 10 most wanted

A SOLICITOR in Suffolk is wanted for allegedly conning mortgage lenders and banks out of around £12million.

Ajayi Seun is believed to have committed the offences between 2004 and 2009, and is also currently charged with conspiracy to money launder.

The 45-year-old has failed to report for bail and police are keen to trace him.

As a result, Seun is now the subject of a campaign launched by Crimestoppers to locate the 10 most wanted fraudsters in the UK, who are believed to be responsible for more than £200million worth of fraud.

Lord Ashcroft, founder and chairman of Crimestoppers, said: “This is not a victimless crime. Every single one of us is paying higher taxes, bank charges and insurance fees because of fraud.

“Serious fraudsters often operate as part of gangs and fraud is just one of their business streams. This can result in the funding of drugs and people trafficking, which causes real harm to many.

“Fraud is not acceptable and must not be tolerated.”

The charity’s eastern regional manager, Ann Scott, said: “Seun has made a lot of money from his alleged offences and in the end it is us who pays the bill.”

It is estimated that fraud costs the UK £38billion last year.

If anyone knows the whereabouts of Seun, whose previous address was in Carshalton, Surrey, but who has not been seen there since the end of May, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org.