A conman who used a West Midlands building society to hide the proceeds of a massive tax credit scam has been told to pay back £1.3 million or face six years in jail.
Mohamed Nikolas, who used up to 100 separate identities during his fraud, was caught using a false passport to access a bank account in Coventry in August last year.
Suspicious staff at the Brittania Building Society raised the alarm.
Father-of-four Nikolas (39), of Park Avenue, East Ham, London, was convicted of fraud and sentenced at Coventry Crown Court to 18 months imprisonment.
Yesterday, at Snaresbrook Crown Court, Judge Neil Huskinson ordered him to pay back £1.275 million or go to jail for six years.