A man from Naphill has been sentenced for a number of fraud related offences following an investigation by Thames Valley Police.
On Wednesday 22nd March 2017 a 51 year old man of Hunts Hill Lane, Naphill, High Wycombe pleaded guilty at Aylesbury Crown Court to :
- Two counts of having a false instrument with Intent, namely identity documents in an alias.
- 14 offences of Fraud by False Representation.
- Two counts of making an article for use in fraud.
- One offence of possession of false identity documents with intent.
- One count of possession of a false identity documents with intent.
- One count of possession of a false identity document.
The man was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment suspended for two years, ordered to carry out 250 hours community service and has been ordered to pay compensation to the banks involved for the debts accrued.
The offences began in 1998 and continued until 2014. In 1998 the man acquired false identification in an alias name. These documents were used to facilitate his applications for banking services from various high street and online lenders, including current accounts, a personal loan and multiple credit cards in the false identity.
Where needed, the man used his position as a managing director of a telecommunications company based in High Wycombe to provide further documentation to verify the false identity. The credit accounts were never repaid, leaving a total debt of over £98,000.
The man used the proceeds of his gains to lead an indulgent lifestyle involving dining out and making high value purchases. He was arrested on Tuesday 9th December 2014 charged on Monday 26th September 2016.
Investigating Officer, Det Con Emily Addison of Force CID based at High Wycombe, said: ‘This was a complex investigation which was reported to us in 2014.
Further investigation into [the man], revealed the extent of his fraud against a number of banks.
[The man] has owned up to his offences and has been ordered to pay back the money he fraudulently obtained from the banks.
This type of crime will not be tolerated and this case proves that Thames Valley Police will investigate all instances of fraud thoroughly, and bring them before the courts wherever possible.‘