A fraudster changed his name to Mr Irish Dog Foods in order to cash a stolen cheque, a court heard.
Money mules Evariste Luteke, 54, Marlon Aghostinho, 27, Antoinette Kalunga, 32 and George Sourou, 23, all helped launder missing cheques made out by supermarket Aldi to various suppliers.
Essex estate agent Sourou changed his name to Mr Irish Dog Foods before receiving a cheque for £17,833 and making a series of cash withdrawals.
When he was arrested police found a number of documents bearing the same bogus name.
Only £9,995 of the money was eventually recovered.
Inner London Crown Court heard how Aghostinho, from Tottenham, changed his bank account name to Mr Biscuits Leclerk in May 2016 and dispersed a total of £18,000.
Healthcare support worker Kalunga, from Enfield, changed her account name to Kordis Ltd on May 5 and banked £29,950 which was similarly quickly transferred and withdrawn.
She again changed her account name using forged papers, this time to Shaper Haggart, but the cheque was blocked before a second payment could be received.
Prosecutor Jonathan Gold said: ‘All the offences were committed against HSBC bank who provided banking services to Aldi.
‘Theft of cheques made out by Aldi to its suppliers, then put in accounts set up by the defendants for taking the funds.
‘Mr Luteke’s offences concerns German food supplier Copack Tiefkuhlkost Ltd.
‘They supply Aldi with foods and Aldi pay them.
‘The cheque had not been received by the supplier, HSBC looked and saw that had been put in a Barclays business account.
‘The account was in the name of Mr Luteke trading as Copack Tiefkuhlkost Ltd.
‘He had set up an account in the same name so that when Aldi issued the cheque it could be stolen and put into his.
‘£28,000 was stolen and by the time Barclays froze the account only £10,000 was left.’
Mature student and father-of-three Luteke, from Croydon also had a business account which was used to transfer another £20,000 which was never recovered.
All four admitted entering into a money laundering arrangement and acquiring criminal property.
Sourou was responsible for losses totalling £7,926, Aghostinho £17,950, Kalunga £27,950 and Luteke £37,197.
They were each handed six-month suspended sentences and ordered to carry out between 80 and 120 hours’ unpaid work.
Judge Samantha Crabb said: ‘You are all listed together for sentencing although I accept that there was no connection between you or operating together.
‘Each of your offences were committed against the same victim and headed by the same persons.
‘The offences followed on from the theft of cheques made by Aldi to various suppliers, paid into various accounts.
‘The money was dispersed in a variety of ways, I accept that you had no involvement in that.
‘However, your roles were pivotal in the removal of that money.’