Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 480 (Oct)
Neutral Citation: [2002] EWCA Crim 2407
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Jackson J and Sir Richard Rougier

Representation Helen Curtis (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 18 October 2002


Sentencing - Custodial sentence - Duration - Obtaining property by deception - Having a false instrument.

The Case

Where the defendant pleaded guilty to five counts of obtaining property by deception, namely 9,784 of benefit moneys, and to two counts of having a false instrument contrary to s5 of the it was held that in the circumstances the total sentence imposed of 15 months' imprisonment was excessive, and that a total of ten months' imprisonment was the appropriate sentence.

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