Woman jailed for fraud offences

Fri 13th, Oct

A woman from Devon has been sentenced to 15 months in prison this week after been found guilty of fraud by false representation and possession of articles for the use in fraud.

Woman jailed for fraud offences A woman from Devon has been sentenced to 15 months in prison this week after been found guilty of fraud by false representation and possession of articles for the use in fraud. Lynne Hughes, 50, of Cotehele Avenue, Prince Rock, Plymouth faced trial at Inner London Court on Wednesday (11 October) following an investigation by the Eastern Regional Special Operations Unit’s (ERSOU) Regional Financial Investigation Unit and the City of London Police. Hughes used fake driving licences in various names along with a stolen bank book to move over £13,000 from a building society account. Staff at the building society became suspicious and alerted the team who launched an investigation and Hughes was arrested. Detective Inspector John Tacey, from ERSOU’s Economic Crime Unit, said: “Hughes’ actions and deceit have seen her punished and face time behind bars. I hope this verdict and sentence will send a message that if you commit this sort of offence, you have a strong likelihood of going to prison. Crime does not pay.”