Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2004] All ER (D) 323 (Feb)
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Judge:

Potter LJ, Hooper and Astill JJ

Representation Joanna Rodikis (instructed by Hargreaves Gilman, Manchester) for the offender.
  Anthony Orchard (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) for the Attorney General.
Judgment Dates: 19 February 2004

Catchwords

Sentencing - Unduly lenient sentence - Reference by the Attorney General - Conspiracy to defraud - Appropriate sentence.

The Case

A 240-hour community punishment order and four-month curfew order was unduly lenient where a 23-year-old offender of previous good character had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud, committed in the course of his employment at a bank and involving the fraudulent transfer from various customers' accounts of 46,000. The appropriate starting point was a sentence of two years' imprisonment. However, in the circumstances, it was not appropriate to quash the sentence imposed.

If you are a LexisLibrary subscriber you can read more about this case here.