In order to purchase presents for his daughter an immigration officer stole the credit card of a suspect during a raid
After he stated that he was under desperation for cash to purchase gifts for the birthdays of his children Lee Sutton was spared from going to jail
An officer of immigration who partook in having the house of a suspect raided went on a shopping spree after stealing his credit card.
Shame was brought upon his Government agency by Lee Sutton but stated that he was under desperation to raise money to purchase gifts for the birthdays of his daughters.
The 39 year old official who was dubious avoided prison after a judge was informed that during the time he was undergoing financial pressure which kept on increasing.
But he was informed that he was never going to be placed in such an authority position again.
Sutton who hails from York cashed out several hundreds of pounds in transactions that were separate at ATM points before he used the card to have fake accounts established.
The Crown Court at Teesside were told that he made use of the details of the man to open an email address, and accounts with PayPal and eBay.
Judge Tony Briggs was informed by Liam O’Brien the prosecutor that he had expended an additional E225 after having gift cards purchased online in a fraudulent manner.
He was tld by the judge that he had brought disgrace to himself and definitely embarrassment of a considerable nature to the service.
Mitigating, the court was told by James Bourne-Arton that he had lost his job, and his dignity in all respects.
The court was informed of how for four years he had been an employee of the Border Agency of the United Kingdom prior to the crimes that he committed in 2013 between September and October.
Mr. O’Brien had stated that he had been a part of a team for search which had a house in Bradford raided, and during which a brown leather wallet was seized by him.
What he had confiscated had been logged by Sutton but he did not state the piece of paper which contained the PIN number nor Barclaycard.
In addition to the cash he received Sutton attempted but failed in the process of withdrawing more money to purchase more gift cards.
In order to have the crimes pinned to him, a year’s worth of the use of his mobile phone and computer had to be trawled through by investigators.
At a particular point he had gotten in touch with an online establishment to request that his details should be erased, and then stated that HE was suffering from identity fraud victimization.
In a statement as a victim, he had stated that he was afraid because he was taking action on persons who could get him harmed if they are in charge of his case.
The court was informed by Mr. Bourne-Arton that he appreciated that this case was not really in regards to the quantity of the money stolen, but anybody could visualize with a good planning that there was the likelihood for sums that were larger to be taken by an individual in that situation.
He stated that during the period, he knew that the birthdays of his daughters were coming in addition to Christmas. This was what made him go into the bad route of dishonesty.
He stated further that his ability to obtain in any line of work positions of such responsibility was going to be significantly restricted.
Sutton informed Judge Briggs that he had unhappily succumbed to temptation for reasons which are sort of obscure.
He stated that he was quite satisfied that at the time the likely situation was that he was undergoing some measures of considerable financial and mental pressures.
In his view, there was no doubt that when he had seen the chance he made a decision to possess it. A thought for a moment would have made him see that making use of the card was probably going to cause him to be discovered easily without any hardship at all.
Sutton who after his arrest had his name changed to Craig Coxon admitted that he was fraudulent, stolen E225 through accounts on-line, plus E300 from cash points, and had misconducted himself in a public office.
A prison sentence of 12 months was handed to him, which was suspended for 48 months, and unpaid community work of 250 hours was ordered on him to perform.