Anh Nhu Nguyen pleaded guilty to two counts of fraud. (Image via Sky News)
Anh Nhu Nguyen was paid out £12,500 from a victim relief fund, set-up by charities and Kensington and Chelsea Council to aid survivors after pretending his family died in the devastating blaze.
Nguyen pleaded guilty to two counts of fraud – false representation and making an untrue statement for the purpose of obtaining a passport.
Appearing in front of Judge Philip Bartle at Southwark Crown Court today, Nguyen reversed his plea via a translator, showing no remorse for his actions.
Grenfell Tower claimed the lives of more than 80 people on June 14th.
For two weeks following the tragedy, Anh Nhu Nguyen posed as a victim claiming to have lost his wife and young son in the fire.
Inconsistencies in his story caused police to begin the investigation and led to his arrest.
With a current address at Beckenham, south-east London, Nguyen gave several different flat numbers in the days after the blaze as he availed of emergency accommodation, clothing, food, and money.
Vietnamese-born Nguyen has lived in the UK since the 80s and holds British citizenship.
Those that lost family members and friends are outraged that Nguyen exploited the tragedy in such a way.
Nguyen, who has 28 previous convictions for 56 offences spanning over 30 years, is due to be sentenced on December 15th.