Greasby man sentenced to six years for fraud

A man has been sentenced to six years in prison after he stole £186,000 in cash from his employers to fund his gambling.

Daniel Remmington, 29, of Greasby, was found guilty of fraud by abuse of position at Liverpool Crown Court following a trial and he was jailed on Monday, 22 April.

Remington committed a series of thefts between March 2019 and April 2020 while he was working as a cashier at Liverpool Motor Auction, based in Tuebrook.

During this time, he stole a total of £186,000 to fund his gambling habit and would make large payments into his own Halifax bank account. He was able to hide the company’s cash deficit by incorrectly recording vehicle sales.

As a result of his actions, the company eventually became insolvent and led to a number of people losing their jobs.

Detective Inspector Chris Hawitt said, “This was a lengthy and complex fraud investigation and I’m thankful that a jury saw through Remmington’s lies and found him guilty of the offence.

“I hope this case highlights that stealing from a business is not a victimless crime and can impact on innocent people. Sadly, a number of people lost their jobs and this would not only have affected them, but also their families who would have been distressed and worried. 

“This impact was clearly lost on Remmington and he will now be left to consider the full consequences of his actions behind bars.”

You can report fraud to Merseyside Police by calling 101 or DM us @MerPolCC on Twitter of ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ on Facebook.

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

Image: Daniel Remmington/Merseyside Police

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