Southampton loans agent admits fraud and theft of £33,000

Daily Echo: Loan agent admits theft of £33,000 Loan agent admits theft of £33,000

A SELF-employed agent for a loan company admitted stealing more than £33,000 from the firm – minutes after denying it.

Steven Angove, 47, initially pleaded not guilty to one charge of theft from Shopacheck Financial Services as well as four fraud charges also involving four customers.

However after Judge Gary Burrell QC noted that he had made “admissions” in a police interview, Angove left the dock and following further discussions with defence barrister Alistair Wright, he asked for an indication of what his sentence would be if he pleaded guilty.

The judge told him that he would receive a maximum of 12 months and Angove then admitted all five charges.

Prosecutor Jennie Rickman told the city crown court how Angove had made four bogus applications for loans totalling £900.

Angove, of Thirlmere Road, Southampton, was bailed to February 5 for sentence.

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2:29pm Tue 8 Jan 13

Hdg end mo says...

This chap should be given a round of applause,
Thief stealing from thief's what goes around comes around
This chap should be given a round of applause, Thief stealing from thief's what goes around comes around Hdg end mo
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2:36pm Tue 8 Jan 13

loosehead says...

So "Not Guilty" hang on a mo didn't you tell the cops you were guilty?
"what sentence will I get if I plead guilty?" 12months maximum.
"Guilty I did it".
So why not put forward the sentence for being found guilty & pleading guilty at the start of any trial?
Surely anyone who sees a light easy sentence is going to opt for that aren't they?
He pleaded not guilty until the judge pointed out what he had said to the police & he'd found out what he would get if he pleaded guilty how the hell is that justice?
So "Not Guilty" hang on a mo didn't you tell the cops you were guilty? "what sentence will I get if I plead guilty?" 12months maximum. "Guilty I did it". So why not put forward the sentence for being found guilty & pleading guilty at the start of any trial? Surely anyone who sees a light easy sentence is going to opt for that aren't they? He pleaded not guilty until the judge pointed out what he had said to the police & he'd found out what he would get if he pleaded guilty how the hell is that justice? loosehead
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4:03pm Tue 8 Jan 13

Outside of the Box says...

Hdg end mo wrote:
This chap should be given a round of applause,
Thief stealing from thief's what goes around comes around
The only difference between the two is that one is legal thievery the other is illegal thievery a round of a applause and a medal me thinks
[quote][p][bold]Hdg end mo[/bold] wrote: This chap should be given a round of applause, Thief stealing from thief's what goes around comes around[/p][/quote]The only difference between the two is that one is legal thievery the other is illegal thievery a round of a applause and a medal me thinks Outside of the Box
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