Bootle man jailed for £85k fraud offences

A 24 year-old Bootle man has today been sentenced for multiple fraud offences totalling over £85,000.

Louis Culshaw was found guilty of 14 offences of fraud following a nine-day trial at Liverpool Crown Court.

The fraud involved a member of his own family, an insolvency service and numerous loan companies.

The court was told that Culshaw set up numerous fake location applications under different names and gained access to a family member’s bank account and spent money on furniture, dental work and clothing.

Today he was jailed for two years and three months.

Detective Sergeant James Starkey said, “This was a complex case that required detailed investigation.

“Culshaw chose to deny the offences but the jury saw through his lies and convicted him of 14 offences. He will now serve a period of time behind bars.

“Defrauding anyone is a heinous and despicable crime – but to target a family member is particularly despicable.

“We regularly visit the victims of fraud at home to provide additional support and advice to help prevent further offences.

“If you have, or are being subjected to fraud, or feel like you, or someone you care for, is being scammed, please get in touch.”

Action Fraud is the UK’s national fraud and cybercrime reporting centre. If you believe you have been a victim of fraud you can contact them on 0300 123 2040 or go to www.actionfraud.police.uk

Advice and information about fraud is also available via https://www.merseyside.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/fa/fraud/

Merseyside Police can also be contacted via @MerPolCC or by calling 101. Contact @CrimestoppersUK on 0800 555 111.

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