Two Kempston money launderers, who were jailed for fraud and money laundering offences, have been ordered to pay back almost £70,000 as part of a proceeds of crime investigation.
Carl Anthony, 38, and Stephanie Anthony, 36, of Silverdale Street, Kempston, and a third person, Ikechukwa Aguh, 40, of Wexham Close, Luton, were convicted back in 2012 for a number of fraud and money laundering offences.
Back then they were subject to a Proceeds of Crime Act order and made to pay back £6,200 between them.
But a new Eastern Region Special Operations Unit (ERSOU) investigation has resulted in:
- Carl Anthony having to pay back a further £41,682.21
- Stephanie Anthony having to pay back an additional £25,847.72
- Ikechukwa Aguh having to pay another £5,279
Luton Crown Court also ordered that £4,963.19 should be paid from these funds to the victims of these crimes.
These increases are required to be paid within three months or the three defendants face jail.
Nick Bentley, financial investigation manager at the Regional Asset Confiscation Enforcement Team, said: “It is absolutely right that the victims of crime are compensated for the hurt and stress that they are caused.
“We will continue to ensure that people comply with the Proceeds of Crime Act and do not benefit from financial crime.”