Three forgers jailed for total of 12 years after biggest ever plot to flood Britain with £1.5million in fake pound coins

May 23, 2013 in Coins, Counterfeit, English Coins, Fake Coins, News

By MARK DUELL May 21st, 2013. (

  • Kevin Fisher, 53, Daniel Sullivan, 28, and Mark Abbott, 44, imprisoned
  • Undercover police operation found huge storage container in Essex
  • Scotland Yard says some of fake currency might now be in circulation

Three forgers were today jailed for a total of 12 years following what police believe was the largest ever plot to make fake pound coins in the UK – some of which may still be in circulation.

Kevin Fisher, 53, of Goffs Oak, Hertfordshire, Daniel Sullivan, 28, of Hornchurch, east London, and Mark Abbott, 44, of Edmonton, north London, were all sentenced at Southwark Crown Court today.

The three men were behind what is thought to be a record number of fake coins worth £1.5million, which were discovered after an undercover Metropolitan Police operation in May last year.

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