October 25, 2023 10.31 am

Former Lincoln accountant behind bars after fraud conviction

Russell Payne remanded in custody, while charges dropped against Jason Brewer

Former Lincoln accountant Russell Payne has been remanded into custody after he was convicted of fraud and transferring proceeds while bankrupt, it can now be revealed.

Payne, 63, formerly of Eastgate, Lincoln, and later of Spain, was found guilty of fraud contrary to Section 1 of the Fraud Act 2006 after a trial at Lincoln Crown Court in September. The jury’s verdict could not be reported as Payne (pictured above) faced a further charge of transferring proceeds while bankrupt.

Read the full court report on MyLocal Lincolnshire, the new home of The Lincolnite