Ninety-one counterfeit identities, including 30 CSCS cards, seized in Bedfordshire anti-fraud operation.

A man has been arrested in a police raid that uncovered 91 fake skills cards.

The fake cards included 30 CSCS cards and 61 CTA/CPCS cards, and were part of a much wider fraud ring of fake identities. The swoop was made after police received intelligence from CITB-ConstructionSkills indicating that the occupants of an address in Luton were involved in providing fake CSCS cards.

In a joint statement Frazer Clement, CITB-ConstructionSkills director, and Graham Medcroft, chair of CSCS, said: "As holding a CSCS card gains importance, it is likely that more people will try to forge them. We urge industry to help us police the scheme. We are constantly looking to prevent fraud, by building on measures we've already introduced, but it is important that employers continue to be vigilant."

Investigating officer DC Giles Hutchinson said: "We are working in partnership to disrupt and investigate criminal activity. So far this year we have seized hundreds of thousands of pounds from criminals who are laundering cash to fund their own lifestyles, or indeed further crime of a much more serious nature."