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Wait a minute, Mr Postman

By sizemore Last edited 135 months ago
Wait a minute, Mr Postman
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Another festive story to warm your cockles...

A postman who stole chequebooks used in a £20m nationwide fraud ring is facing a lengthy jail sentence. Dido Mayue-Belezika, 34, from Camden, was said to be behind the scam, over which 24 people were charged.

This is what happens when you don't give the posty a well deserved Christmas tip.

Londonist used to live near a sorting depot once and each morning we'd take the same shortcut as the postal workers and often trip over piles of discarded mail. Takes you back to the days of when Viz used to be funny.

It is thought thousands more chequebooks were intercepted from sorting offices around the country, but the size of the investigation meant police had to concentrate on the Golders Green operation. Detective Inspector Murray Duffin said: "We got 220 suspects and stopped counting."

Bit of a relief for the 221st person in the ring then.

Last Updated 21 December 2005