5th Dec, 2019

Redditch man who stole from the elderly and those in poor health ordered to repay £85k

Harry Leach 2nd Jul, 2019

A JAILED Redditch man has been ordered to repay more than £85,000 for his ‘deliberate and cynical’ campaign of timeshare fraud.

In February 2018, Brian Carr, aged 31, was one of nine individuals jailed for his involvement in the fraud scheme.

The crimes were committed between 2012 and 2015 and often targeted vulnerable people such as the elderly and those in poor health.

Carr, formerly of Brockhill Lane, was imprisoned for six years and eight months for conspiracy to defraud and pervert the course of justice.

He was said to have amassed around £829,000 from his criminal activity at the time.

This week Carr, who was understood to be group’s ringleader, was ordered to pay £85,309 after confiscation proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act began.

All outstanding benefit from criminal conduct is a lifetime debt owed until such time as it is fully repaid.

Detective inspector Emma Wright, of West Mercia Police’s economic crime unit said: “We are committed to protecting vulnerable people from harm and this includes removing assets from those who have benefited from the proceeds of crime.

“The order granted in respect of this individual represents the results of a time-consuming criminal investigation and linked financial investigation.

“The result demonstrates that crime does not pay.

“The Proceeds of Crime legislation is a powerful tool in the fight for justice and removing assets from an offender to rightly reimburse the victims of their crime, is key even where they are subject to a custodial sentence.”

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