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Man found with 11 fake driving licences on M60 - and 160 more at home - played role in scam swindling O2 out of £250k

Get the inside track on the big stories from Manchester courts with our weekly newsletter A 'struggling businessman' was found with dozens of fake driving licences used in a 'sophisticated' mobile scam, which saw O2 swindled out of over £250,000.

Edward Barker travelled over 200 miles from Essex and used the fake IDs to collect iPhones and iPads ordered in unsuspecting customers' names, from O2 stores across the north west.

The 21-year-old from Chelmsford, was stopped on the M60 last December after his car activated a police ANPR camera, Nicholas Hamilton, prosecuting told Manchester Crown Court.

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