Scott Newland’s eleven victims gave him a total of £30,467.04 over a six-month period. Some of the lies he told was that his father had died and the money was to help with funeral expenses, also, that he was buying his ex-partner’s share of a house. In addition, he falsely advertised computers for sale, taking money for goods that would never arrive.
During one of the false sales, Newland used a redacted copy of his partner’s police warrant card without her knowledge, to appear a genuine seller.
Jason Howells of the CPS said: “Scott Newland lied to his partner and friends, using their confidence in him to gain considerable amounts of money.
”The CPS considered all the evidence and advised on charges, resulting in a strong case being prepared and guilty pleas entered at the first hearing.”