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Jailed private hire owner has ten licences revoked for using counterfeit money

10 Aug 2019


A man who was jailed for the use of counterfeit money has had eight private hire licences currently running under his named revoked by Glasgow's licensing chiefs. 


Tahir Nadeem, who had eight private hire car licences registered under his name, as well as one under the name Pacific Cars and a booking office licence under the same name, has been deemed not to be a 'fit and proper person' following a recommendation from Police Scotland. 

According to the Evening Times, Mr Nadeem was considered a serious threat to public safety, therefore should no longer hold any licence within the industry.  


He was charged with a number of offences involving counterfeit money in June. 


He was found guilty of using a fraudulent £20 note in a newsagent, using fake £2 coins in another newsagents and having counterfeit £2 coins in his car.

Mr Nadeem was finally caught when shopkeepers raised concerns with police over the money being used by him.


Police analysed CCTV footage, which was used to identify the vehicle being used by the suspect. 


The car was traced back to Mr Nadeem. Police eventually caught up with him on 15 June and was trialled for the offences. 


He was jailed for 12 months. 

The licensing committee decided to suspend Mr Nadeem’s licences for the unexpired portion of their duration. 


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