Tuesday, 27 August 2013

DEBT PROBLEMS TURN MALE TO FRAUD

A debt riddled man was given a suspended sentence and put on on a six-month curfew after setting up  a business selling set-top TV boxes which bypassed Sky payments.

Paul Chambers, 49, of Bennet Street, tampered with set-top boxes bought from China and sold them online, some on his website deamboxmagic.com and others on eBay.

He made around £9,000 from sales which came from charging £120 for three months of Sky, a saving of over £50 a month to Sky's service.

It wasn't until December last year when an investigator tracked Chambers down that his operation was stopped.

Chambers, who had never been in trouble before, admitted two counts of fraud. As well as the curfew, he was given an 18-month jail term, suspended for two years.