I have lost my entire family

Four and a half years for the Grenfell Fraudster

A ‘disgusting’ fraudster who faked the death of relatives to steal 19,000 in cash, clothes and accommodation set aside for Grenfell Tower survivors uk canada goose outlet has been jailed for four and cheap canada goose a half years.

The day after the fire which claimed canada goose outlet uk 71 lives, Joyce Msokeri, 47, marched into the Westway Centre set up to help victims.

She claimed she was living in a Canada Goose Online flat in the tower with her husband and sister in law, who were both missing, but could not even remember the door number.

In fact, the divorcee spent the night of the blaze at home canada goose outlet jackets in Sutton and was recorded hours before she turned up https://www.fcvfrankfurt.de at the relief centre whingeing to Sky TV canada goose outlet sale about her bad signal.

Over the following days Msokeri was showered with cash handouts, a free taxi service and an all expenses paid stay at the Hilton Hotel in Holland Park.

She filled her hotel room with so many freebies that she had to store another ten suitcases full of clothes down at the concierge’s desk.

Msokeri spent the money pampering herself with new hairstyles, beauty treatments and handbags as canadian goose jacket genuine survivors anxiously awaited news of their loved ones.

She was so greedy that when a social worker met her at her hotel room she canada goose outlet shop ordered three meals for the two of them because it was free.

The fraudster became so indignant when there was no new underwear to fit her at the survivor’s centre that a manager forked out to buy her knickers using her own money.

Despite already having three mobile phones, Msokeri had the canada goose outlet canada social worker assigned to her removed from her case when she canada goose outlet reviews was not able to get her a fourth.

When the fraud began to unravel she resorted to exploiting her vulnerable Canada Goose online ex partner by persuading him to pose as the missing husband she miraculously found living in canada goose outlet a cave in Margate.

Prosecutor David Jeremy QC told the court Msokeri pocketed more than 2,000 worth of cash donations, up to 5,000 worth of goods and more than canada goose jacket outlet 1,000 worth of cheap Canada Goose electrical items.

She also obtained 741 worth of backdated benefit canada goose outlet online uk payments in addition to 12,300 free accommodation at the Hilton.

Mr Jeremy said that had the fraud gone undetected Msokeri could have netted more than 200,000 in handouts, including funeral costs for loved ones who perished in the inferno.

He told jurors during her trial that volunteers were so desperate to help the victims that there was ‘a culture or atmosphere that was ripe for exploitation by someone canada goose outlet uk sale like Ms Msokeri.’

‘No one could really ring themselves to believe that someone would use Canada Goose Coats On Sale the devastation caused by the fraud in order to obtain cash and benefits,’ he said.

‘No one wanted to believe that and for a long time they didn’t.’

A liar to the very end, Msokeri then play acted throughout her trial and remained in a wheelchair as she appeared wearing a pink fleece with a black coat over her legs on the video link for sentence.

She could be heard babbling from the dock and pretended she was confined to the wheelchair throughout the trial where she sat slumped with one canada goose outlet of her eyes covered by a theatrical patch.

But jurors saw through the ruse and convicted Msokeri of three counts of fraud and one of possessing a fraudulent driving licence.

‘This was one of the most horrific disasters to befall Londoners in recent times but you immediately seized on canada goose uk black friday this tragedy,’ Judge Michael Grieve QC told her.

‘Your greed in taking advantage of the situation you had created was insatiable.

‘These were callous, contemptible and disgusting offences.’

Mohammed Hakim lived in one of the addresses Msokeri initially claimed to have lived in at the time of the fire.

He described in a statement canada goose outlet store the ‘devastation’ of losing his parents, two brothers and sister in the blaze.

‘My whole world has fallen apart,’ he said.

‘I am at a complete loss. I have lost my entire family.’

He said he felt ‘traumatised that someone has claimed they lived in our flat am trying canada goose black friday sale to mourn my family death, he said.

has just added to the pain. continued: am sickened that people would even make up stories and lies just to get money.



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