Fraudster stole vehicles from Hatfield and Potters Bar
PUBLISHED: 07:00 13 October 2018
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.