News City bank card scammer jailed for four years
A FRAUDSTER from Coventry scammed people from all over the country before being jailed for more than four years.
Fabian Mara, from Coventry, called victims claiming to be from their bank before convincing them to hand over their bank card to a courier who would be sent to their door.
The 23-year-old would then use the cards to buy goods.
He was jailed for four years and eight months at St Albans Crown Court last week after pleading guilty to fraud on June 7. Traced to BlackpoolPolice tracked him down – and Kyle Jenkins, 22, of Blackpool, who received the same sentence – in Blackpool.
Officers from Durham Constabulary’s Automatic Number Plater Recognition (ANPR) Unit spotted the car and the men were jointly arrested by those officers and officers from Hertfordshire Police.
Detective Constable Steve Barrow, from the North East Regional Special Operations Unit at Durham Constabulary, said: “This was a truly despicable crime, which will remain with victims for the rest of their lives. Both of the offenders are responsible for causing serious distress and upset and that is something they will have to live with. We will explore all lines of enquiry to bring offenders to justice and are committed to protected communities.”