Fraudster jailed for stealing savings

|News, Fraud and economic crime

A teenager who conned elderly victims out of thousands of pounds has been sentenced at Cardiff Crown Court.

Kye Harwood, 18, attended the victims’ homes after they had been told there had been fraudulent activity on their bank account and were instructed to withdraw the money and hand it to Harwood, to help with the investigation.

Between them the three victims handed over in excess of £20,000.

Millie Davies of the CPS said: “Kye Harwood took advantage of these people, misleading them into handing over large amounts of money.

“They believed they were speaking to police officers, given passwords and told how to wrap the money.

“They were deliberately deceived through their sense of civic duty.

“The careful preparation of the case by the CPS, following a thorough investigation, has led to these guilty pleas.”

Kye Harwood was sentenced to a total of two years’ imprisonment on 8 August 2019.

Notes to editors

  • Millie Davies is a Senior Crown Prosecutor in CPS Cymru-Wales
  • Kye Harwood (DOB 04/06/2000) pleaded guilty to three counts of fraud.
  • The offences occurred on 5 February 2019.

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