Iranian scam artist dupes Top Gear into borrowing his Bugatti Veyron
Imagine what the boys from Top Gear must be feeling now that they’ve realized that the Bugatti Veyron they used in one of their previous episodes belonged to a criminal. None too pleased, we reckon.
The man in question, Koroush Pour has been sent to prison for two years for a number of crimes, not the least of which includes multiple frauds using the company he founded, Swift Hire, which is based in the UK. It turns out, Pour has spent the last few years, using the identities of his customers to buy new cars and, at the same time, selling cars he owed hundreds of thousands of dollars on. If that’s not enough, the Iranian immigrant even pretended to be a member of the Kuwaiti Royal Family! Talk about ballsy, eh?
Pour was eventually apprehended when he was tagged for stealing over $700,000 from a local UK bank and - the worst of it, as far as we’re concerned - $175,000 from two recently-retired nurses. The former is a pretty common theft, but stealing from two retired nurses? That’s an all-time low in our books. For his punishment, Koroush Pour will be sent to prison for the next two years where he can practice his art of swindling in a more dangerous marketplace.
Source: Press Association