A SALON proprietor is accused of operating a bogus web site promoting video games consoles and pocketing round £4,300 in money.
Razia Ahmad denies proudly owning the Digicartprime.co.uk web page from her enterprise premises in Glasgow’s Maryhill in November 2017.
Prosecutors declare the 59-year-old marketed the consoles on the market and instructed potential consumers to switch money to her enterprise checking account.
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The cost states Ahmad is the only signatory of the account and that she promised to submit the consoles to the consumers.
It’s alleged Ahmad knew she didn’t have the gaming consoles and none had been acquired by the consumers.
Ahmad pleaded not responsible at Glasgow Sheriff Court docket to the only cost of fraud.
The courtroom heard Ahmed, of town’s Shawlands, opened the enterprise account for Bling Hair and Magnificence in 2012.
Prosecutor Lauren Sangray informed Sheriff Joseph Platt in her closing submission: “The web site was established in order that a person would go on the web and buy video games consoles.
“The sum of the video games consoles had been transferred to a TSB checking account.
“There was a connection between the checking account that the victims on this case transferred funds to and Ahmad.
“The checking account belonged to her and in proof she mentioned she was the only signatory in addition to the one one who had entry to it.
“Her model of occasions is unimaginable and unreliable.
“She mentioned she had no concept of how a lot cash was moving into her salon per 30 days and what number of purchasers had been attending on a weekly foundation which was between 60 and 70.”
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Miss Sangray added Ahmad claimed she had “no information” about extra cash put into the checking account.
Billy Lavelle, defending, acknowledged that Ahmad had gone to the financial institution when irregularities in her account had been seen.
It was additionally alleged that cash was taken from the checking account in actual time when she went to go to the financial institution.
The lawyer added: “This was a classy fraud and quite a lot of thought was put into it.
“The operation appears to be fashioned in Norfolk and results in somebody in Glasgow’s financial institution and type code particulars.
“This checking account was a long-standing enterprise account – it wasn’t simply made up.
“There was nothing suspicious on this account which is a reputable enterprise account arrange 5 years earlier than.
“It is a enterprise which offers in largely money and right here you might have a classy operation which results in the primary sufferer.
“For Miss Ahmad, this does not make any sense…as she went to the financial institution as she did not know what was happening.
“Somebody has used this girl and has let her take the burden for it.”
Sheriff Platt set a verdict date for the tip of the month and bailed Ahamad meantime.