February 24, 2024
  • The gang acted as ‘brokers’ on behalf of a company named Choice Option 
  • They cold-called members of the public to pressure them to invest in the scheme

A gang of fraudsters used aliases from TV shows Suits, The Riot Club and Hart to Hart to steal £1 million from victims in a cold-calling Ponzi scheme.

The gang acted as ‘brokers’ on behalf of a company named Choice Option, later called Blue Crest Capital Options, where they would cold-call members of the public to pressure them to invest in a managed account scheme.

The scheme was run by Sujanthan Sotheeswaran, 35, Darren Peck, 43, and Denis Deegan, 49, who claimed they were creating a profit for the company and their investors when in fact they were just pocketing the money themselves. 

Members of the gang used aliases including Jonathan Hart from the 70’s crime show Hart to Hart, Miles Richards, Alister Ryle and Harry Villiers from the 2014 film The Riot Club as well as the name Harvey Specter from the US law drama Suits. 

Sotheeswaran, Peck and Deegan were all were found guilty of one count of fraud by false representation and were sentenced at Southwark Crown Court on January 19. 

Sujanthan Sotheeswaran, 35, was part of a gang of fraudsters who used aliases from TV shows Suits, The Riot Club and Hart to Hart to steal £1m from victims Members of the gang used aliases including the name Harvey Specter (pictured) from the US law drama Suits The name Jonathan Hart (left) from the 70’s crime…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *