Chop and Wok owners jailed for £340,000 fraud

Two fraudsters who stole hundreds of thousands of pounds from a bank to set up a fast food chain in Birmingham have been jailed. Amarjit Singh and Abdul Kaium ran the successful Chop and Wok restaurants before their £340,000 con was exposed.

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Chop and Wok owners jailed for £340,000 fraud

Two fraudsters who stole hundreds of thousands of pounds from a bank to set up a fast food chain in Birmingham have been jailed.

Amarjit Singh and Abdul Kaium ran the successful Chop and Wok restaurants for three years before their £340,000 con was exposed.

The Chop and Wok in Suffolk Street, Birmingham city centre
The Chop and Wok in Suffolk Street, Birmingham city centre Credit: Google Maps

Singh, aged 33, of Landgate Road, Handsworth, abused his position at Lloyds TSB to sign of a £240,000 loan for Kaium, his brother-in-law, as well as a £100,000 overdraft.

He was sentenced to four years after admitting money laundering and fraud by abuse of position.

Jailed: Chop and Wok owners Amarjit Singh and Abdul Kaium
Jailed: Chop and Wok owners Amarjit Singh and Abdul Kaium Credit: West Midlands Police

Kaium, 33, of Broadyates Road, Yardley, was found guilty of money laundering in November 2013, and has now been sentenced to two year and nine months.

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