A CHAFFORD HUNDRED celebrity stylist who stole more than £30,000 worth of gems from Mick Jagger’s jewellery designer daughter is facing jail.
Ojuri ‘Charles’ Adesanya, 29, pocketed the bespoke jewellery from Jade Jagger after claiming it would be used for a bogus fashion shoot in women’s magazine, Harpers Bazaar China reports the Daily Mail.
Adesanya used the same ruse to dupe aristocratic designer Celia Weinstock into handing over more than £143,000 of jewels, using a forged letter from a previous genuine commission from the fashion magazine to secure the handmade gems.
Adesanya, whose clients include boy band JLS and Golden Globe winning actress Jessica Chastain, swindled jewellery worth a total of £367,949 – including £129,700 from Frost of London; £55,835 from EC1 Jewellers, and £8,555 from designer Kristjan Eyjolfsson.
He then pawned the items for a fraction of their value in a bid to clear mounting debts, Southwark Crown Court heard
He appeared in the dock at Southwark Crown Court today smartly dressed in a black suit and tie and spoke only to confirm his identity and plead guilty to five counts of fraud and four further counts of theft.
The scam took place between August 6 2013 and May 7 2013.