Fraudster lied to new employer about purpose in lottery winner scam gang

A male concerned in a plot to steal from a disabled £1m lottery winner has been back again in court docket just after failing to inform a naval foundation about his conviction.

Luke Khan, formally recognised as Lee, was component of a gang which utilized a vulnerable woman’s id to spot far more than £41,000 worth of significant bets in just 100 minutes.

The 34-12 months-aged was locked up for 3 yrs at Teesside Crown Court in April 2018 soon after admitting conspiracy to steal and three counts of theft.

After leaving prison he landed a occupation in Plymouth but failed to convey to his employer of his prison previous. He was only caught just after a colleague grew to become suspicious and identified a newspaper report of his conviction.

On Thursday, Khan appeared at Teesside Magistrates’ Court docket to face a new demand of fraud by phony representation.

Rachael Dodsworth, prosecuting, explained to the court how he experienced utilized for a task at HMNB Devonport, by means of Morson International.

She said that an staff recognised him as getting somebody who beforehand labored at the naval base in 2015, but under the identify Lee Khan.

Ms Dodsworth stated that didn’t induce them any worry at the time and Khan went on to hand in a type for security and history checks, which was not fully finished.

She mentioned: “In a phone contact, Luke Khan verified he did not have any earlier convictions.”

The court docket in Middlesbrough listened to how Khan was taken on as a slinger at the foundation in Plymouth.

Having said that a personnel member turned suspicious of him immediately after listening to him and a further man or woman calling each and every other by distinct names.

Ms Dodsworth reported: “When challenged about why they utilised other names, they stated that is so they could use courting internet websites without getting recognized.”

She stated the employee searched on Google and identified a newspaper posting relating to his prior conviction he had from April 2018, when he was sent to custody for 36 months for conspiracy of theft.

The court listened to how, following that investigation, police attended the naval foundation and questioned him about his software and his aliases.

Lee Khan, 31, from Middlesbrough, jailed for three a long time at Teesside Crown Court for conspiracy to steal and theft
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Ms Dodsworth reported: “He was questioned if he had been to prison before and he said ‘yes for conspiracy charges’.”

Khan, of Leven Avenue, Newport, Middlesbrough, pleaded guilty to fraud by untrue representation.

He created the fake representation, failing to disclose his past convictions to Morson Intercontinental, amongst March 1 and April 28 last year.

Tom Bennett, defending, informed the courtroom that Khan was on the lookout for work at the time.

He reported that he was striving to stay away from being caught on Universal Credit score and committing extra offences.

Tom Bennett, defending, informed the court docket that Khan was seeking for employment at the time.

He said that he was striving to keep away from remaining caught on Common Credit score and committing much more offences.

Mr Bennett claimed that Khan’s selection of how he went about that was “incorrect”.

He reported: “He did not totally enjoy the seriousness of what he was indicating,

“He was focusing on hoping to get back again up on his feet.”

Lee Khan
Lee Khan
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Mr Bennett included that he was someone who experienced labored effectively with the probation support.

Chair of the Bench Dr Barry Wilson instructed Khan that he must declare any preceding convictions when applying for a job, even if it impacts his possibilities of getting the purpose.

He stated: “You have been very silly and pretty naïve to do what you did in this particular case but I really don’t feel it would benefit a custodial sentence.”

Mr Wilson sentenced Khan to a 12 months group get with 15 rehabilitation action requirement times and 60 hours of unpaid get the job done.

He also requested him to shell out a £96 victim surcharge and £85 courtroom fees.