Fraudster stole vehicles from Hatfield and Potters Bar

PUBLISHED: 07:00 13 October 2018

Hatfield police station and magistrates' court. Picture: Kevin Lines

Hatfield police station and magistrates' court. Picture: Kevin Lines


A fraudster has been given a suspended sentence after using a bank card that wasn’t his and stealing vehicles from Hatfield and Potters Bar.

Matthew Thompson was given a 32-week jail sentence suspended for 12 months.

He admitted all five charges put to him when he appeared at Hatfield Magistrates’ Court on September 28.

Thompson dishonestly made a false representation by using a stolen Barclay card in Hatfield on September 19, intending to make a gain for himself in cash.

He used the card to buy goods for himself in Hatfield on September 19, worth £21.75.

He also stole a man’s white Vauxhall Corsa between September 22 and 23 in Hatfield,

On September 23 in Hatfield, he stole £15 of loose change and food belonging to a woman.

Between September 22-23, he stole Ray Ban sunglasses, clothes, trainers and a sat nav belonging to another woman in Hatfield.

On September 26, he stole a blue VW Transporter from a man in Potters Bar.

The 36-year-old, of no fixed abode, must have treatment for drug dependency as a non-resident for nine months.

He must participate in an activity as directed by a responsible officer for up to 25 days.

Within the next 12 months, he must carry out 80 hours of unpaid work.

Thompson was ordered to pay compensation of £31.75.

He must also pay £115 to victim services and £85 court costs.

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