Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 9°C

min temp: 9°C

Search

Bradfield St George: Notorious fraudster David Aves jailed again - and told he has wasted his life

09:41 19 March 2014

David Aves

David Aves

A notorious conman who has spent most of his life in prison is back behind bars after a sceptical judge rejected pleas to give him a chance to prove he had mended his ways.

shares

Jailing 55-year-old David Aves for 27 months, Recorder John Akast described his criminal record as “shocking” and told him: “Not only have you wasted your life, you have probably taken several hundred thousand pounds of other people’s money with no intention of returning it.”

Recorder Akast said Aves’ list of 160 convictions was “some of the most persistent offending” he had ever seen and that he had no idea if he was conning the court when he claimed he intended to change his ways.

“You have spend a lifetime fleecing the public. You are getting a bit old for this. Do you really want to spend the rest of your life in custody?” said the judge.

Aves, of Freewood Street, Bradfield St George, admitted three offences of fraud by false representation involving £16,000 he obtained from members of the farming community by selling a combine harvester and a tractor he didn’t own.

The offences were committed between October and December 2012 and the combine harvester was “sold” to two different farmers.

Also before the court was Anne Mason, 54, of Nottingham who admitted money laundering by allowing Aves to use her bank account to process payments from his scams,

She was given a four month jail sentence suspended for 12 months and 12 months supervision after her barrister Ian James told the court his client wasn’t the prime mover and hadn’t benefitted financially from the offence.

Guy Ayers, for Aves, said his client acknowledged he had an “abysmal” record.

He said that during his long list of court appearances there had only been two occasion when he hadn’t been given a prison sentence.

Mr Ayers said Aves was keen to change his ways and had come up with a plan for a business venture. “It’s not something he can use to rip anyone off,” said Mr Ayers.

He said that following the death of his mother Aves had inherited her house and even after he had paid a court confiscation order of around £200,000 he would be solvent which would reduce his incentive for reoffending.

Mr Ayers urged the court to pass a sentence that would allow Aves to show he had changed his ways.

shares

1 comment

  • Now that he has inherited a large sum of money and even after he has paid the court confiscation order, there will still be some money left? I hope all the people he has conned during his 160 convictions and have never received any compensation, will be alerted so that they can put a claim in for their share of what is left. Pity the 3 strikes system does not apply to persistent fraudsters.

    Report this comment

    The original Victor Meldrew

    Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Rail passengers will be bussed to Newbury Park Tube station.

A 100-strong fleet of buses was rolling into action today to keep passengers moving between East Anglia and London as the first weekend rail line closure takes effect.

Ipswich Crown Court.

An Ipswich mother accused of helping herself to £27,000 of her 25-year-old son’s money while he was in a care home has told a court he let her use some of his money to pay her debts.

File photo.

More than 200 properties and businesses were without power in and around the town centre this evening.

Storymaker

This weekend is set to be cold and overcast, with just a hint of sun on Sunday - making it difficult to entertain young children.

Traffic

The A14 has reopened after a seven-vehicle crash on the A14 this evening.

Remi Morrison is pictured at Pump and Grind in Ipswich.

Another week of great music and events is upon us and Remi Morrison brings you a round up of what is happening in Ipswich over the next few days.

Stowmarket's Regal Theatre is premiering Dad's Army. In conjunction with the cinemas 80th Birthday.

A Suffolk town’s theatre and cinema kicked off its 80th birthday celebrations in style with a sell-out premiere screening of star-studded film Dad’s Army.

Oscar Fitzgerald

A man from Lowestoft who raped a 12-year-old girl after meeting her online has been jailed.

Smokey joes burger deli Ipswich

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis checks out Ipswich’s newest burger joint

Tower Ramparts in the early 1930s. This is now the townÕs bus station. The building in the right background is now the Robert Ransome public house.

Tower Ramparts, Ipswich, is the name of the road stretching from Northgate Street to High Street and the bus station for Ipswich Buses, writes David Kindred.

Most read

Most commented

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24