A man who claimed to be a powerful faith healer from India but, who was actually born and raised in Liverpool, is nabbed to payback some of what he took.
Niem Mohammed was jailed for 18 months in 2010 for conning victims out of their cash by promising miracle cures and solutions to personal problems.
At a hearing at Wolverhampton Crown Court he was given six months to pay back £35,000, despite having benefited by around £816,000 from his scam.
During the Proceeds of Crime Act hearing, the court was told how Mohammed had previously been made bankrupt, and that the figure being sought was realistically realisable.
Judge Jonathan Gosling told Mohammed, aged 45 and from Altrincham Road in Wilmslow, Cheshire, that if the money is not paid, a 15-month prison sentence will be activated.
He advertised that he could work all sorts of miracles but conned people out of their cash. He lived a lavish lifestyle but now claims he’s bankrupt. Gee, sounds like someone familar. This is rather a travesty of justice.