12:14PM, Thursday 10 November 2016
A 'prolific offender' from Maidenhead who used stolen bank cards to withdraw cash across the town has been jailed.
Paul Betts, of Ray Mill Road West, admitted seven fraud offences at Reading Magistrates' Court yesterday and was jailed for 32 weeks.
On June 9, the 42-year-old used stolen cards to withdraw money at various locations in Maidenhead. He was charged with seven counts of fraud on October 6.
PC Jim Doel of Maidenhead Local CID, said: “I am very pleased that Betts, who is a prolific offender, is off our streets and is unable to prey on vulnerable people.
“It means that the streets of Maidenhead are safer, and should also serve as a warning to others that these kinds of offences will not be tolerated, and can lead to prison sentences.”
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