Swansea man sentenced to 40 months in prison for multiple counts of fraud

32-year-old Ben Taylor, from Horton near Swansea, was sentenced at Cardiff Crown Court on Tuesday (January 16) to 40-months imprisonment for offences including:


Fraud by false representation
Fraud by abuse of position
Make off without payment
Breach of suspended sentence

The Court heard that between October 2019 and October 2021, whilst working as a car salesman, Taylor fraudulently obtained over £80,000 from a victim by falsely advertising a vehicle for sale.


In February 2023, Taylor made off without payment from a hotel in London after accumulating a bill of over £11,000. This put Taylor in breach of a previous suspended sentence.


Detective Sergeant Alistair Frame, of Tarian’s Regional Economic Crime Unit, said: “At Tarian we are committed to investigating fraud and continually seek to bring offenders to justice.


“We welcome the sentence imposed by Cardiff Crown Court and hope it will act as a deterrent to other individuals engaged in fraud or other types of economic crime.”

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