January 30, 2020 12.23 pm This story is over 22 months old

Grimsby man stole thousands from elderly family member

He tried to get the case dropped by posing as the victim

A 23-year-old Grimsby man defrauded an elderly family member out thousands of pounds.

Harrison Davies, of Stanley Street, was sentenced to two years in jail on Monday, January 27 after pleading guilty last month.

He used the 79-year-old victim’s bank cards to fraudulently order items online without her knowledge or permission.

Police uncovered Davies also completed a Humberside Police online complaint form, posing as the victim to try and get them to drop the case.

Davies was given a four months sentence for perverting the course of justice, which will run concurrently to the two years.

Detective Sergeant Ian Potter said: “Davies’ actions were absolutely deplorable. He preyed on a vulnerable victim, stealing money from her to spend on himself.

“I want to thank the victim for her cooperation throughout the investigative process.

“Protecting vulnerable people is one of our main priorities and we are committed to bring anyone that targets those members of our community to justice.

“I am pleased he is now behind bars and I would encourage anyone who believes they may have been a victim of this type of offence to please get in touch.”

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