Man to face trial for benefits, money lending and prostitution
A FORMER husband and wife have appeared in court on a range of charges relating to false benefit claims, illegal money lending and prostitution.
Paul Thomas, aged 49, and Ratree Jungern, aged 31, faced Plymouth magistrates on two joint charges of obtaining £25,000 in housing and council tax benefits by making false statements.
Full Story - 28th September 2009
A MAN has been sent to crown court to face a range of charges relating to false benefit claims, illegal money lending and prostitution.
Paul Thomas, aged 49, appeared before Plymouth Magistrates' Court accused of obtaining £25,000 in housing and council tax by making false statements.
Full Story - 6th October 2009
Loan shark preyed on Thais in Plymouth
A 'LOAN shark' preying on Plymouth's Thai community has admitted six charges of illegal money-lending.
Paul Thomas also pleaded guilty at Plymouth Crown Court yesterday to obtaining benefits including housing and council tax by making false statements.
Full Story - 17th November 2009
Man denies prostitution charge
A MUTLEY man is to face trial after denying a charge of controlling prostitution for gain.
Paul Thomas, aged 49 and of Penlee Place, denied the charge, which covers five years from July 2004 to June last year, when he appeared at Plymouth Crown Court.
Full Story - 8th March 2010
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Does anyone have any more news on this one?
The trial is scheduled to start on 26 July - looks like he has pleaded not guilty to the prostitution charges (hence the trial) but there then will be a separate "trial of issue" (a Newton Hearing) regarding the other matters (fraud, illegal money lending).
Loan shark preyed on vulnerable women with huge interest rates
A 'LOAN shark' preying on Plymouth's Thai community illegally lent money to vulnerable women at huge interest rates, a court heard.
Paul Thomas took items such as jewellery and passports as collateral, but the loans were rarely paid back, prosecutor Jo Martin told Plymouth Crown Court.
She said Thomas had previously been licensed as a debt counsellor and credit broker, but had never held a licence to lend money.
Recorder Pringle jailed Thomas for 15 months: six months for the illegal money-lending offences plus nine months for the benefit fraud, estimated to have cost the taxpayer £51,000.
A decision over whether to try to claw back money under the Proceeds of Crime Act will be made on December 17.
Full Story - 31st July 2010
community service will be the end result and pay back what he received.nothing more
Geoff, he's been sent to prison for 15 months.
No doubt he will be up to the same sort of scams inside or maybe brushing up on his skills.
So what happened to his wife?
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i never knew the end result.if he got 15mths,he will be out with a year.the criminal system in the uk is not tuff enough,he should serve the full term but he won,t.
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