||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 266 (Jun)
|| EWCA Crim 980
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Gage LJ, Hedley J and Sir Christopher Holland
||Stephen Rees (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
||16 April 2008
Sentence - Imprisonment - Length of sentence - Defendant pleading guilty to 22 offences of fraud by false representation - Judge imposing sentence of 4 years and 6 months' imprisonment - Whether sentence manifestly excessive.
Where the defendant had acquired a total of 8,197, by obtaining cash deposits from individuals, many of which had been between the ages of 60 to 85, and where he had pleaded guilty to 22 offences of fraud by false representation, contrary to of the Fraud Act 2006, a sentence of 4 years and 6 months' imprisonment had been manifestly excessive. The proper sentence, which could be justified for the offences, was one of 3 years and 9 months' imprisonment.
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