Bank swindled out of £2,000
AN Ipswich bank was swindled out of more than £2,000 by a 41-year-old woman and her partner.Sharon Hodgson admitted at Ipswich Crown Court that she stole the money from the HSBC Bank in Tavern Street by forging cheques of around £200 a time.
AN Ipswich bank was swindled out of more than £2,000 by a 41-year-old woman and her partner.
Sharon Hodgson admitted at Ipswich Crown Court that she stole the money from the HSBC Bank in Tavern Street by forging cheques of around £200 a time.
Hodgson of Alexander Road, Colchester, pleaded guilty to one count of burglary, 10 counts of forgery, 10 counts of using a false instrument (cheques) and one count of obtaining money by deception.
Hodgson admitted 16 other similar offences and asked that they be taken into consideration.
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Hugh Vass, prosecuting, said Hodgson was of previous good character until a year ago when she was ordered to do unpaid work after admitting obtaining money by deception and theft.
He said Hodgson's partner, 45-year-old Honorato Cristovao, was sentenced in November after pleading guilty to the same offences as Hodgson.
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Cristovao was jailed for nine months.
Peter Fenn, mitigating for Hodgson, said four of his client's guilty pleas for using a false instrument were offences which involved her forging cheques and Cristovao cashing them at the bank.
Judge John Devaux ordered a pre-sentence report and told Hodgson she would be sentenced during the week commencing February 3. Hodgson was remanded in custody until then.