Just came across this post issued by Warrington police force via Facebook today , interesting ...Adim please remove if not allowed
If you are offered the chance to buy something at a price that sounds too good to be true then it almost certainly is.A 23-year-old fraudster from Lymm in Warrington has been ordered to pay back his victim £2,700 and given a nine-week curfew order with electronic monitoring.Harry Herbert, of Springbank Gardens, sold the victim, a 67-year-old man from Thingwall, Merseyside, an ‘Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Chronograph’ watch he knew to be fake for £2,650 in March after advertising it for sale via a classified advertisement and community website.
The victim was given a certificate of authenticity by Herbert.
However, jewellery stores later confirmed to the victim that the watch and the certificate were fakes.
They valued the watch at around £100.
A jewellery store later told investigating officers that Herbert had been informed that the watch was a fake in 2017 after having it assessed for him. He signed a form confirming that he had been given this information.
Presented with the overwhelming evidence officers obtained against him, Herbert originally agreed to receive a conditional caution and attend a victim awareness course.
But he failed to adhere to the condition of paying the victim back the money he fraudulently took from him so the case was sent to the courts.
Herbert pleaded guilty to a charge of fraud by false representation and was sentenced at Warrington Magistrates’ Court.
As well as ordering Herbert to pay the victim the money he is owed, magistrates also ordered the fraudster to pay £85 court costs and an £85 victim surcharge.
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