GRENFELL FRAUD : ZIMBA JAILED
A Zimbabwean woman, Joyce Msokeri has been jailed in the UK the Grenfell Tower fire fraud.
She claimed that she lost her home and husband in the Grenfell Tower fire. She was jailed for four and a half years. Msokeri, 47, filled a room at Kensington’s Hilton hotel with donations after saying she was a grief-stricken victim of the disaster, which killed 71 people.
Last month, Msokeri was found guilty of fraud and possessing a false document.Sentencing her, Judge Michael Grieve QC said her offences were “callous and contemptible, indeed disgusting”.
“Your greed in taking advantage of the situation you had created was insatiable,” he added.
Msokeri, of Ambleside Gardens in Sutton, south London, claimed goods including handbags and dresses, accommodation and cash handouts worth a total of £19,000.
But prosecutor David Jeremy QC said she would have had access to funds totalling more than £200,000 if other benefits she applied for or could have applied for but did not receive due to her arrest are counted.
The court heard Msokeri concocted an elaborate ploy to claim insurance on her fictitious partner’s death.