Conwoman from Willesden jailed for airline ticket scam

Conwoman: Janine Barylo

Conwoman: Janine Barylo - Credit: Archant

A fraudster from Willesden who pretended to work for an airline company and pocketed thousands of pounds by duping people into paying for cheap tickets has been jailed.

Janine Barylo, of Chapter Road, tricked three families into handing over more than £6,000 for tickets to Australia between June 2012 and January 2013.

The 36-year-old, who used the name Alex O’Donnell, was paid the money directly into her bank account before she supplied seven people with fake e-tickets.

The police were called after the victims tried to use the tickets at Heathrow Airport on December 27 last year.

An investigation revealed the money was paid into an account held by Barylo and she was arrested and subsequently charged.

.she admitted five counts of dishonestly making false representation to make gain for self/another or cause loss to other/expose other to risk and was sentenced to two years in prison at Harrow Crown Court.

DC Anne Nalubowa from Brent CID said: “This was a woman that targeted people offering a service when money at this time is a commodity.

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“This sentence reflects the gravity of the offences committed. There are more victims of this fraud but they have not come forward yet.”

If you believe you may have been a victim of Barylo call Brent Police on 101.