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British fraudster nabbed

Bureau of Immigration (BI) agents have arrested a British con man who is on the top 10 list of the most wanted swindlers in the United Kingdom.

BI Commissioner Jaime Morente said yesterday operatives from the bureau’s fugitive search unit (FSU) arrested Adam James Stagg, 30, at his home Friday along Yellow Papua St., Don Bosco Compound, Mabalacat City, Pampanga.

Morente said Stagg, who is listed seventh in the UK’s ten most wanted list of criminal fraudsters, will be deported as soon as the BI board of commissioners issues the order for his summary deportation.

“Like all other foreign fugitives that we have arrested, this Briton will be expelled and sent back to his country to stand trial for his crimes,” said Morente.

British authorities have long suspected that Stagg had been living a luxurious lifestyle in the Philippines after engaging in the fraudulent online sale of watches from October 2013 to June 2014.

He is said to have profited by as much as £20,000 from the racket wherein victims were duped into paying for designer watches they never received. (Jun Ramirez)

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