A Romanian couple arrested in Mold were the foot-soldiers in a money-laundering operation, a court heard.
The young couple were said to have been recruited by an Albanian man who was involved in a scam selling on an internet market website.
Ilie Andrei Ciucioi, 21, of Audrey Road, Hendon, London, was given false documents with his photographs on in order to open false bank accounts.
When his student girlfriend Raluca Crupenschi, 23, was unable to continue with her education in Romania because of the cost, she joined him in the UK.
She believed he had a good job and that she could also find one. But she was roped into money laundering as well, Mold Crown Court was told.
They both admitted possessing criminal property, £13,250 in cash, at Mold Road, Buckley, on May 8, together with false identification documents.