Or­dered to pay back £20,000

Fraud­ster faces more time in prison

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Goolis­tan Cooper ed­i­to­ri­aluxbridge@trin­i­tysouth.co.uk

A MORTAGE fraud­ster who en­joyed a cash-rich life­style in­volv­ing flash cars and gambling has been told to pay back more than £20,000 or face another 12 months in jail.

The con­fis­ca­tion or­der was made against Jas­pal Singh Jut­tla, (pic­tured) at a hear­ing at Isle­worth Crown Court on Tues­day, Jan­uary 13.

The 55-year-old from Mal­lard Way, North­wood had been sentenced to five years in prison at the same court in June last year for 26 fraud of­fences be­tween Jan­uary 2006 and De­cem­ber 2013.

He had claimed to be a mort­gage bro­ker who promised big in­vest­ment re­turns to his vic­tims if they in­vested in his prop­erty scheme. In to­tal he made more than £683,000. Fol­low­ing his con­vic­tion po­lice of­fi­cers looked at con­fis­cat­ing any as­sets Jut­tla gained through his crim­i­nal ac­tiv­ity. At last week’s con­fis­ca­tion hear­ing he was told to pay £20,000 within 12 months or spend the ex­tra time be­hind bars. The court also ruled the £650,000 out­stand­ing debt to his vic­tims should re­main with any fu­ture as­sets he at­tains sub­ject to seizure.

Jut­tla’s vic­tims were pre­dom­i­nantly In­dian who spoke lit­tle English. He would meet them at var­i­ous London lo­ca­tions and present of­fi­cial doc­u­men­ta­tion to dis­guise his elab­o­rate scam.

But once he had their money, Jut­tla would cease con­tact with his vic­tims or fob them off.

He came to po­lice at­ten­tion in June 2013 fol­low­ing a re­fer­ral from Ac­tion Fraud, which had been ap­proached by six of his vic­tims, and was ar­rested in Fe­bru­ary 2014 be­fore be­ing im­pris­oned.

By then, he had lost much of his ill-got­ten gains through a gambling habit.

DC Anita Sharma, part of the po­lice team to se­cured the con­fis­ca­tion or­der, said: “Jut­tla has not only lost the money he made il­le­gally, but also his hon­our and his dig­nity within his com­mu­nity.”

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