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Fraudster gets electronic tag

A FRAUDSTER who used fake university paperwork to take £500 from a High Street bank has been given a curfew with electronic tag.

A FRAUDSTER who used fake university paperwork to take £500 from a High Street bank has been given a curfew with electronic tag.

Kasim Sumel, 20, of Burlington Road, Small Heath, admitted submitting false university documents to HSBC in Solihull on September 12 in order to take out £500 which he was not entitled to.

Sanjit Sanghara, defending at Solihull Magistrates Court, said Sumel had stolen the cash as he was in ‘dire straits’ at the time.

“This was a way of making a fast buck.

“He lives with his elderly grandparents. He had no income and could not rely on his grandparents to support him.

“It was his actual name and address that he used. He knew the bank would have caught up with him eventually and so they did.”

Sumel was given a 16-week curfew with electronic tag, a six month community order and told to pay fines and costs of £200.

The court heard that HSBC would be claiming compensation privately.

 

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