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Plastic: the audacity of fraud

 The Big Issue in the North - UK 22 September 2019

Saq Mumtaz is a former criminal who pulled off a series of audacious credit card scams in the UK during the 1990s, impersonating people such as US singer Madonna’s brother and a prince from Brunei who indulged in lavish shopping trips. However, while enjoying the high life Mumtaz also managed to get on the wrong side of a notorious arms dealer after ripping him off and he spent three and half years in prison after being caught stealing diamonds from elite Los Angeles jewellers, Bijan – the jewels were never recovered. Mumtaz speaks to Ian O’Brien of The Big Issue in the North about a new film being made based on his exploits. (1734 Words) - By Ian O’Brien

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The film Plastic is based on the exploits of Saq Mumtaz who committed a string of audacious credit card scams in the 90s.Photo: Courtesy of Paramount

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Saq Mumtaz committed a string of audacious credit card scams in the 90s.Photo: Courtesy of Paramount

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The film Plastic is based on the exploits of Saq Mumtaz who committed a string of audacious credit card scams in the 90s.Photo: Courtesy of Paramount

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The film Plastic is based on the exploits of Saq Mumtaz who committed a string of audacious credit card scams in the 90s.Photo: Courtesy of Paramount

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The film Plastic is based on the exploits of Saq Mumtaz who committed a string of audacious credit card scams in the 90s.Photo: Courtesy of Paramount

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The film Plastic is based on the exploits of Saq Mumtaz who committed a string of audacious credit card scams in the 90s.Photo: Courtesy of Paramount


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