Safety deposit box company bosses charged with 36 offences

THREE directors of a safety deposit box company have been charged with a string of offences after police raided a series of boxes in three offices including their Hampstead depository. Two men and a woman have been charged with 36 offences after Operation

THREE directors of a safety deposit box company have been charged with a string of offences after police raided a series of boxes in three offices including their Hampstead depository.

Two men and a woman have been charged with 36 offences after Operation Rize, a 15 month police investigation.

Golders Green resident Milton Woolf, a director of Safe Deposit Centres Limited, the company that controlled Hampstead, Edgware and Park Lane safe depositories has been charged with 24 offences.

They include possessing ammunition without a firearm certificate, possessing a prohibited firearm, intending to pervert the course of justice, control of counterfeit money with intent, concealing criminal property and four counts of possession of false identity documents.

Another director Jacqueline Swan, from Barnet, has been charged with 11 offences including two counts of concealing criminal property, three counts of possession of false identity documents and one count of possession of articles for use in fraud.

Leslie Sief, a previous director of Safe Deposit Centres Limited, of Ranulf Road in West Hampstead has been charged with one count of having custody or control of a counterfeit of a currency note with intent.

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They have all been bailed to appear at City of Westminster Magistrates' Court on September 25.