Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2006] All ER (D) 367 (Oct)
Neutral Citation: [2006] EWCA Crim 2542
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Field and Lloyd Jones JJ

Representation Simon Rogers (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 12 October 2006


Sentencing - Obtaining money transfers by deception - Custodial sentence - Guilty plea - Whether sentence manifestly excessive in all circumstances.

The Case

In the circumstances of the instant case, where a defendant pleaded guilty to 36 offences of frauds, to the total value of 492,177, against complainants to whom the defendant was in a position of trust, a sentence of six years' imprisonment was appropriate. It was a serious aggravating factor that the defendant committed the offences against two groups of complainants, whilst she was on bail in respect of offences committed against another group.

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