Woodchurch man jailed for fraud

Merseyside Police has welcomed the sentencing of a Wirral man to 16 months in prison for fraud against his employer today, Thursday 30 September.

31-year-old Robert Adamson of Woodchurch was sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court after pleading guilty to Fraud by abuse of position. Between August 2019 and December 2019, he stole goods from his Hoylake based electrical and plumbing company to the value of £38,000.

Adamson was found to have ordered goods on credit using the company name and sold them on for his personal gain. Adamson diverted some deliveries to his own address and received cash or bank transfers to his own account, to pay off his own debts.

Speaking after the case, Detective Constable Mike Doyle said: “As the judge acknowledged in court, this fraud placed the business under significant financial pressure, causing distress and worry for everyone employed, and of course for their loved ones. 

“That such an impact would be caused was clearly lost on Adamson, and he will now be left to consider the full consequences behind bars.

“Fraud can and does devastate individuals and businesses, and thankfully Adamson has now been prevented from causing any more harm, and will hopefully have learnt a tough lesson about how seriously police and the courts take such matters.”

For more information about fraud and fraud prevention:  

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/

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