Narinder Kaur Wiki – Bio
Narinder Kaur, 53, also known as Nina Tiara, a prolific shoplifter who made more than half a million pounds after tricking shops into refunding items she never bought, has been convicted.
Narinder Kaur, aka Nina Tiara, ‘robbed shops on an industrial scale’ after traveling across the country to steal money from stores. The 53-year-old Wiltshire woman ‘made her full-time career’ stealing items from high street shops before fraudulently claiming refunds to which she was not entitled. She defrauded a string of shops more than 1,000 times during her four-year plot, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has said. Kaur was seen on CCTV walking into stores, pulling items off the shelves and taking them to the checkout counter, and pretending that she had previously bought them. Examination of her accounts showed that she was doing this a hundred times, the CPS added.
Narinder Kaur Age
Narinder Kaur is 53 years old.
Charged with £1m for tricking shops into reimbursing stolen items, sentenced
Prosecutors were able to prove that Kaur was behind the scheme after collecting financial data, retail records, witness evidence and CCTV footage. Kaur, of Cleverton, was convicted by jurors of a total of 26 counts including fraud, criminal possession and transfer of property and perversion of the course of justice. She was sentenced on March 10 after a four-month trial at Gloucester Crown Court.
The crimes occurred between July 2015 and February 2019. Prosecutors said Kaur had multiple bank and credit card accounts. Now the con man faces jail for her plan. Giovanni D’Alessandro, Senior Crown Prosecutor at CPS West Midlands, said: ‘Kaur committed fraud in a long-standing and extensive manner. It was a very lucrative full-time job that demonstrably earned him over half a million pounds during this delinquency period. She “Went out of her way to pull off her scam, finding a way to defraud a retailer and then traveling across the country to replicate the fraud. She also legally changed her name and opened new bank accounts and credit cards under a second identity to avoid detection. She now rightfully faces a significant sentence for her crimes and the prosecution will seek to recover as much of her illicit proceeds as the law allows.”
An investigation found that she visited Boots stores across the UK, including in Dudley, Smethwick, Droitwich and Kidderminster. She received £60,787.09 in refunds from Boots despite the fact that she only spent £5,172.73 in her stores. The convict received £42,853.65 in refunds from Debenhams despite spending just £3,681.33. He also conned John Lewis, visiting stores, including those in Birmingham and Tamworth. The defendant received £33,131.61 in refunds but only spent £5,290.36. The court heard how Kaur visited Monsoon stores, including Telford and Shrewsbury, and claimed £23,000 more in refunds than payments made for purchases. He then focused on House of Fraser stores, spent £2,853.55 but claimed £23,147.75 in refunds. The Birmingham store was one of many he visited. The Kaur scammer defrauded Homesense stores in Stafford, Shrewsbury, Cannock, Solihull and Worcester, among others. There he spent just £1,181.45 but claimed £19,540.17 in refunds.
TK Maxx was defrauded of £14,563.53, while he defrauded Homebase of £3,238.47, the CPS said. Kaur’s offense also saw her defraud Wiltshire Council of £7,400. She used stolen credit cards to pay for the services before asking the council for refunds. She would say that she had accidentally made a payment ‘with too many zeros’. Her scam even included a male accomplice helping her use stolen bank card details to make payments to her own heating oil supplier. The court was told that Kaur lied to the court and produced a false document to avoid conviction for speeding offenses and to relax bail conditions. Around £150,000 in cash was found hidden in her home, along with stolen goods, when police searched for evidence.