December 4 2013 Latest news:
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
A fraudster who funded a luxurious lifestyle through scams totalling more than £9million is due to have her collection of designer handbags, shoes and clothes put under the hammer tomorrow.
Mother-of-five Kankamol Albon, of Smallbridge Hall, Bures, near Sudbury, was convicted last October of the £9.2m Ponzi-style con involving high-class cars and sentenced to six year behind bars.
Her rare collection of around 200 designer goods from brands including Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior, which was seized during the course of the initial investigation by the Joint Suffolk and Norfolk Economic Crime Unit, is to be auctioned off.
It is expected to raise in the region of £200,000 which will be used as funds Albon, who was brought up in Thailand, was ordered to pay back under the Proceeds of Crime Act in an order made by Judge Rupert Overbury at Ipswich Crown Court in July.
During the hearing she was ordered to hand over the contents of her bank accounts and a BMW car.
Detective Constable Ady Finbow, from Suffolk Police Economic Crime Unit, who led the investigation, said: “This case underlines the lengths that we will go to ensure that those people that seek to enjoy a lifestyle funded by crime will not be tolerated, and as in this case we will do all that we can to strip them of the very things that motivated them to engage in crime in the first instance.”
Albon ran NA Carriage Company, a dealer in prestige cars based in Bures. Before setting up in Suffolk it had previously been based in Romford, Essex.
The sale includes several vintage items that appear to have had little use and has already attracted the attention of many London-based fashion businesses.
The auction, run by Clowes Nash Auctions Ltd, is being held at Swardston Village Hall, near Norwich, Norfolk, today at 6pm.
Viewing of the lots will be available from noon onwards.