Last chapter on the Stafford Crown Court sentence and the gang of nine British fraudsters who conned sick and elderly victims out of almost €1 million in a timeshare resale scam.
At least 470 people were targeted by the group in what has been described as a “cynical three part scam,” according to reports.
According to a police statement, the gang raked in more than €986,000 between 2012 and 2015, setting up a string of bogus companies and bank accounts in the UK.
In the previous chapters we explained who the main responsible were, and which companies they had in their names.
The other people involved in the sentence are:
Matthew Barker, 25, from Bromsgrove: Charged with fraudulent trading. Sentenced to one year and one month in prison, suspended for one year and six months, and 250 hours of unpaid work.
Steven Cross, 37, from Worcester: Charged with conspiracy to defraud. Sentenced to six months in prison.
Dawn Gingell, 55, from Hampshire: Charged with conspiracy to defraud. Sentenced to three years and six months in prison.
Brendan Hicks, 28, from Redditch: Charged with fraudulent trading. Sentenced to one year and one month in prison, suspended for one year and six months, and 250 hours of unpaid work.
Alan Sharp, 66, from Norwich: Charged with money laundering. Sentenced to eight months in prison, suspended for a year, and 200 hours of unpaid work.
We certainly would like to congratulate the police with their investigations, which have resulted in this court sentence and justice being done.
It is a shame though that Mindtimeshare was not asked to declare in the court case, as we hold so much information on this set up and all connected companies.
We do hope that the investigations will continue over the other years where obviously these same people have been involved in other dubious companies, leaving many duped consumers behind after paying thousands of pounds for un-existing services.
Sentences like this show again that reporting fraud to the police does pay off, and does have an affect on the activities of fraudulent companies and individuals.
If you have been defrauded or they have tried to defraud you, please let the police know!
Don’t ask why the police aren’t doing anything, because if nobody reports the frauds the police are not aware of the extent of the same.
If you have any question or query about the above, or want to talk to us about a fraud you suffered, please let us know through the CONTACT US form or simply place a comment on our blog.