Jailed: Letchworth fraudster who forged cheque to buy car

David Osborne, 37, of Hillbrow in Letchworth, has been jailed for 15 weeks.

David Osborne, 37, of Hillbrow in Letchworth, has been jailed for 15 weeks. - Credit: Archant

A fraudster from Letchworth who used a forged cheque to buy a car has been jailed.

David Osborne, of Hillbrow, presented a forged cheque while buying a Citroen Picasso in Stevenage – and admitted fraud when he appeared at Hatfield Remand Court on Thursday.

The court heard that the 37-year-old stole a cheque from a woman in Letchworth on September 19 and the same day deposited a forged cheque for £250 at a bank in Stevenage. The incident involving the car was on October 1.

Chairman of the bench Michael Moss sentenced Osborne to 15 weeks behind bars, citing the defendant’s prior convictions for similar offences, and also ordered him to pay £400.40 in compensation over the Citroen.

Osborne, who also admitted stealing £61.29 worth of fuel in South Mimms on September 5, was already subject to a community sentence imposed for theft last month. This community order has been revoked in light of his imprisonment.


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