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Woman fined £700 for signing for bonds

THE ex-husband of a Meriden woman who forged her son’s signature to cash in £10,000 worth of premium bonds has blasted her for putting their son through hell.

THE ex-husband of a Meriden woman who forged her son’s signature to cash in £10,000 worth of premium bonds has blasted her for putting their son through hell.

Rachel Iles, 41, from Back Lane, signed in her son Kurt’s name and paid the money into her own account.

She claimed the money belonged to her and her sister, and had only been invested in Kurt’s name for convenience and to minimise tax liabilities.

But Judge Christopher Hodson at Warwick Crown Court pointed out that the name on the premium bonds is the name of the person who owns them.’

Dean Iles said he was glad the whole ordeal was over after Rachel Iles was fined £400 and ordered to pay £300 costs on Monday after she pleaded guilty to a charge of fraud. It’s been horrendous for Kurt,” who lives with his father in Meriden.

“I don’t know how a moher can put her son through that and show no remorse.

“The whole court experiene from the police escort to sitting there in court has been horrible.”

The court heard how in Setember 2007 an application was made to withdraw £10,000 of Bonds.

Iles forged her son’s signaure on the withdrawal form and forged a letter from him requesting that the money be paid into her own Barclays account.

Judge Christopher Hodson said: “I suspect your behaviour in causing this forgery has done absolutely nothing to encourage the relationship between you and your son, it has done everything to widen the gap between you.

 

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