‘Hor­ren­dous breach of trust’

Surrey Advertiser - - Front Page -

AN Ash­ford man was sen­tenced to five years and three months af­ter he was con­victed of con­spir­acy to steal more than £200,000worth of mo­tor ve­hi­cles he had just sold.

Michael Daniels (pic­tured), 40, of Court­field Road, Ash­ford, gave ac­com­plice Alex Tin­gle, 28, the spare keys to the brand new lux­ury cars from his deal­er­ship.

He then abused his po­si­tion as head of sales at BMW Berry, in Chiswick, west Lon­don, to ac­cess cus­tomer ad­dresses on a data­base and passed them on to Tin­gle.

Tin­gle and his ac­com­plice, Vin­cent Mur­phy, then went to the ad­dress with the spare set of keys, un­locked the car and calmly drove off.

Mur­phy was jailed for 16 months ear­lier this year af­ter ad­mit­ting to ag­gra­vated ve­hi­cle tak­ing.

The trio made off with nine cars worth a com­bined £210,000 over six weeks be­tween De­cem­ber 2015 and Fe­bru­ary last year.

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