Fraudster living in Huddersfield sentenced to over 5 years in prison

May 4, 2017

Fraudster living in Huddersfield sentenced to over 5 years in prison

A 48­ year ­old man, whose last known address was in Brighouse, has been sentenced to five years, ten months in prison after being convicted of council tax fraud.

Jack Darrell Henry, is a serial fraudster, who masterminded a council tax fraud that got customers to part with money in the belief they would get a wholesome tax rebate for changing the council tax banding on their property. Many of the people conned in the scam were elderly; Henry often targeted vulnerable people who he could persuade into parting with their money. Customers were either cold called or given leaflets suggesting they were overpaying on their council tax and that they could get a rebate by using Henry’s company.

Henry’s business changed names several times when it needed to, but for a time operated under the guise re: band. The business operated mainly out of Fitzwilliam House in Huddersfield before they got evicted for owing money. Henry admitted conspiracy to defraud and concealing the criminal property, he was put in prison for five years and a month and triggered a previous conviction that was a nine-month suspended sentence. Henry will not have to pay back a penny of the £250,000 he swindled as investigators can not find any assets. Also prosecuted in the scam were Wendy Ann Smith and John Boon. Smith, 39, was convicted of money laundering and jailed for two years whilst Boon, who was also found guilty of money laundering, was given a six-month sentence suspended for two years.

Qamar Solicitors LLP were not involved or affiliated with this case in any way. Our team of criminal solicitors are always keeping up to date with ongoing crime in Huddersfield and simply had a watchful eye on the outcome of this case.

Fraud Solicitors in Huddersfield

Qamar Solicitors LLP are an expert team of criminal lawyers based in Huddersfield and Dewsbury and operating throughout West Yorkshire. As a team of specialist fraud solicitors working in Huddersfield we have been keeping a keen eye on the outcome of this case. Qamar deal with all sorts of fraud, ranging from simple benefit fraud to complex cases of insurance fraud and money laundering.

If you require a fraud solicitor in the Huddersfield area, contact Qamar and our expert team of fraud lawyers will offer impartial advise and help guide you through the often complicated legal process.