‘Aladdin’s cave’ stolen perfume gang to pay £1

Part of a cosmetics stash found in Dariusz Suski and Joanna Lazarska's St Ronan's Road home in Southsea
Part of a cosmetics stash found in Dariusz Suski and Joanna Lazarska's St Ronan's Road home in Southsea

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THREE people who made thousands from stolen luxury perfumes sold on eBay have been ordered to pay back £1.

Radoslaw Ozgowicz, Leanne Cave and Ramszesz Harangozo supplied couple Dariusz Suski and Joanna Lazarska with Clarins and Estee Lauder perfumes.

Radoslaw Ozgowicz

Radoslaw Ozgowicz

When police raided Suski and Lazarska’s home in St Ronan’s Road, Southsea, they found what prosecutors called an ‘Aladdin’s Cave’ of perfumes.

Now a judge has ordered Ozgowicz, Cave and Harangozo to pay back just back £1 as they have no proper assets.

Judge Sarah Munro QC said Ozgowicz benefited by £61,885, Cave benefited by £13,617 and Harangozo by £5,200.

The conspirators were sentenced after a lengthy trial with Suski jailed for four years and Lazarska for two years.

But during the Proceeds of Crime Act hearing it was revealed Suski is appealing against his conviction.

His case is due in the Court of Appeal in December, the court heard.

If unsuccessful Suski, 32, Lazarska, 34, and another supplier in the conspiracy, Richard Powell, will be in court in January to find out how much they must pay back.

Speaking of the appeal, Stephen Parish, prosecuting, said: ‘It’s going to be listed in December – it’s just Suski.

‘I think a realistic view has been taken that should the appeal succeed then it must succeed against Lazarska as well.’

After the case in January, Hampshire police said the couple made £350,000 through the selling of the luxury goods.

Judge Munro told the pair: ‘You were both obsessed with this business and operated, at times, 24 hours a day.

‘The sum of money flowing through your eBay, Paypal and bank accounts was huge.’

During the case the court heard Ozgowicz stole from Estee Lauder in Eastleigh and supplied products to Suski and Lazarska.

He hid items while taking breaks from shifts at the luxury brand’s factory.

He said only 70 per cent of the items he sold – most of which went to Suski and Lazarska – were stolen.

Ozgowicz, 37, of Copnor Road, Portsmouth, guilty to a count of theft and conspiring to transfer and convert criminal property. He was jailed for two years.

Powell, 44, of Airedale Road, Bradford, pleaded guilty to conspiring to transfer and convert criminal property and got an eight-month prison sentence suspended for 12 months, a six-month supervision requirement and a curfew.

Hungarian Harangozo, 36, of Ashville Road, Leytonstone, London, was found guilty of entering into or becoming concerned with a money laundering arrangement and converting criminal property. He was ordered to complete 250 hours of unpaid work as part of a 12-month community order.

Cave, 32, of Rothley Avenue, Newcastle, pleaded guilty to converting criminal property. Cave bought £200 boxes from a man at a car boot sale and sold on the contents. She was given a six-month prison sentence, suspended for 12 months.