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Conman jailed after fleecing 51 people online

Nine-month spree netted fraudster £15,000 A swindler who ripped off more than 50 people using the online advertising site Gumtree has been sent to prison. Justin Waters offered items for sale that he never had, and then pocketed the cash before vanishing. Canterbury Crown Court heard he then used the names of pals to set up more fictitious deals offering …

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Pervert turns himself in

A man who sexually abused a young girl turned himself in to police in an effort to stop his behaviour. Lawrence Smith, 52, of Park Road, Herne Bay, admitted five charges of sexual assault on a child under 13, making indecent photos of children and possessing indecent images of children. Judge James O’Mahony told Smith: “These offences are so bad …

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Ex-soldier’s shame as he defrauds own mum

A devious ex-soldier forged cheques in his elderly mother’s name and blew her savings on clothes, cigarettes and DVDs – leaving her with just £5. Mark Keating, 46, defrauded 76-year-old Barbara Keating of more than £3,200, using her bank details 54 times and forging her signature on 11 cheques. She only discovered the missing cash when she checked her bank …

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