Canvey: Man sentenced to time in prison for fraud offences
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A man has been sentenced to seven months in prison after being found guilty of fraud offences against elderly victims.
Abul Anam Sadruddin, 28 of Dod Street, London appeared at Basildon Crown Court on Monday, 31 August where he was sentenced to seven months after being found guilty of two counts of fraud by false representation in June.
An investigation into Sadruddin began in December 2019. The elderly victim was called at their home by a man, who was pretending to be a police officer. He told the 82-year-old victim to withdraw £2500 to assist with an ongoing investigation before she was greeted at the door by Sadruddin who collected the money. The following day, another elderly victim was targeted. The 91-year-old was told a similar story and made to believe that he was assisting police with an ongoing fraud investigation if he withdrew £5000.
Sadruddin was arrested by Essex Police’s Economic Crime Team and swiftly charged with two counts of fraud by false representation.
Sadruddin was sentenced to seven months for each count to run concurrently. He was also ordered to pay £2500 in compensation to the victim.
After the sentencing, the victim described how grateful she was for Essex Police’s support.