London, May 20(ANI): An Asian couple has been jailed in Cheshire, England, for conning a string of friends out of 464,000 pounds.
According to reports, Abdul Mohammed and his wife, Shahista, promised their victims that they would earn them up to 50 percent profit in just three months by investing in oil businesses in the Middle East.
The Chester Crown Court heard that the couple stole 464,000 pounds between May 2005 and March 2007 from five people.
The court jailed Abdul for four years after after he admitted five counts of theft, while Shahista was given an 18-month sentence after admitting one count of theft.
"They claimed to be millionaires, but were unemployed layabouts. This scam was all fur coat and no knickers," The Sun quoted a friend of one victim, as saying.
The victims claimed that the couple kept the cash and used it to fund a lavish lifestyle.
They lived in a plush mansion in Cheshire, with three cars and enjoyed luxury holidays to Dubai and America.
They also sent their three kids to private school. (ANI)