Fraudster in court after depositing false cheque in Mansfield bank

A 42-year-old man has been given a suspended sentence after pleading guilty to fraud by false representation.

Friday, 27th December 2019, 9:12 am

Tasco Lambert, of Manilla Road, Birmingham, was sentenced at Nottingham Crown Court on Friday 20 December 2019.

Lambert had pleaded guilty to posing as a business owner and attempting to cash a cheque to the value of £2,800 in a bank in Mansfield.

The bank contacted the owner of the business account who stated that they had not given Lambert permission to withdraw the money.

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The case was then referred to Action Fraud who passed the investigation on to Nottinghamshire Police.

Police Constable Nathan Staley, from Nottinghamshire Police, said: "Fraud can have a massive impact on people's lives and businesses. As a force we are committed to catching those responsible as soon as possible.

"This was a brilliant example of a bank using a strong process to detect fraudulent activity and notifying the appropriate service as soon as possible."