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Swansea man sentenced to 40 months in prison for fraud

Ben Taylor

Ben Taylor, 32, from Horton near Swansea, was sentenced at Cardiff Crown Court on Tuesday, January 16, to 40 months’ imprisonment for offences including:

  • Fraud by false representation
  • Fraud by abuse of position
  • Make off without payment
  • Breach of suspended sentence

The court heard that between October 2019 and October 2021, whilst working as a car salesman, Taylor fraudulently obtained over £80,000 from a victim by falsely advertising a vehicle for sale.

In February 2023, Taylor made off without payment from a hotel in London after accumulating a bill of over £11,000. This put Taylor in breach of a previous suspended sentence.

Detective Sergeant Alistair Frame, of Tarian’s Regional Economic Crime Unit, said:

“At Tarian we are committed to investigating fraud and continually seek to bring offenders to justice.

“We welcome the sentence imposed by Cardiff Crown Court and hope it will act as a deterrent to other individuals engaged in fraud or other types of economic crime.”