Man jailed for fraud - Wokingham

28/12/2012

A man has been imprisoned for four years for fraudulently attempting to obtain over £45,000 from a Wokingham building society.

Glynn Salmon, aged 60, from Knights Hill, London, SE27, pleaded guilty at Reading Crown Court on Friday, 21 December 2012, to three counts of fraud by false representation and was sentenced to three and a half years imprisonment, and a further six months for breaching a suspended sentence.

On 18 August, Salmon went into a branch of Newbury Building Society in Alton, Hampshire, and presented false identification documents which enabled him to obtain a new account passbook in the name of the real account holder.

On 22 August, Salmon went into the Wokingham branch of the Newbury Building Society and withdrew £300 in cash. He then arranged for £46,000 to be transferred to the account of a luxury car retailer. Building Society staff following procedures identified a possible fraud later that day and reported it to police.

Thames Valley Police, working in partnership with officers from the City of London Police's Dedicated Cheque and Plastic Crime Unit (DCPCU), identified Salmon from CCTV footage and he was arrested by Thames Valley Police on 14 September.

When sentencing Salmon, His Honour Judge Ross said that Salmon was: "a professional criminal with a dreadful record who himself admitted to probation that he hadn't done an honest day's work since he was 20 years old and has clearly lived off the proceeds of crime all his life."