News City bank card scam­mer jailed for four years

Nuneaton Telegraph - - FRONT PAGE -

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.”

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