Private reg con has £300k seized
A BUSINESSMAN who conned motorists by selling them personalised number plates which didn’t exist – or belonged to someone else – has had £300,000 confiscated.
Peter Swatton, who drove a Lamborghini with a personalised plate worth £240,000, charged up to £7,000 a time for private plates he didn’t have the right to sell.
Swatton, 55, who was jailed for five years in April 2011, was found guilty of four counts of obtaining money by deception and 20 of fraud after a trial at Portsmouth Crown Court.
A hearing at Harrow Crown Court has now granted the confiscation from Swatton of which £54,000 will be paid in compensation to 17 of his victims.
The confiscation order is funded by the repossession of Swatton’s property in Fareham, Hants, which has been sold.