Detectives from the Met’s Roads and Transport Policing Command [RTPC], in partnership with Transport for London, have brought an end to the illegal operation of a man who kept dangerous drivers on the road.
Hamid Alhendi, 46, of Hendale Avenue, Barnet received a total of five years’ imprisonment for one count of perverting the course of justice and five counts of fraud at Harrow Crown Court, Tuesday, 30 March.
Sentence breakdown is:
1] Perverting the course of justice – 56 months imprisonment.
2] Fraudulently opening bank accounts in false names – six months’ imprisonment.
3] Fraudulently opening bank accounts in false names – six months’ imprisonment.
4] Fraudulently obtaining driving licenses which were then used to open bank accounts 12 months imprisonment.
5] Fraudulently obtaining driving licenses which were then used to open bank accounts 12 months imprisonment.
6] One count of fraud for providing a fake name to police when stopped for a traffic matter – four months imprisonment.
For a fee, the pair offered a service to help those caught by traffic cameras to evade prosecution and avoid fines and penalty points on their driving licence by falsifying the Notices of Prosecution. Offenders were usually local to Alhendi and were aware of the service through word-of-mouth.
On 1 February 2018, the deception came to an end following a raid by detectives from the Met’s Roads and Transport Policing Command Proactive Crime Team on the business premises and home addresses connected with the defendants.
Alhendi’s associate and wife were arrested. However, Alhendi himself was in prison at that time for a separate offence. Alhendi and his wife were both charged as per the offences they pleaded guilty to.
“Alhendi’s fraudulent actions meant that motorists who committed dangerous driving offences went unpunished and unchecked. For the safety of all road users, we need to know who offending motorists are. By helping to keep dangerous drivers on the roads, Alhendi’s scam could have had serious consequences for other people walking and cycling and motorists.