Runaway flat deposit fraudster sentenced

James Bennett
James Bennett

Fraudster James Bennett, 32, of no fixed abode, was today (15 December) jailed for six years in his absence. He had been found guilty of 17 counts of fraud at Inner London Crown Court on Wednesday (13 December).

He obtained more than £10,000 by conning prospective tenants out of deposits for flats, including one in Brixton, that he had no right to let.

A warrant was issued for his arrest after he failed to appear in court.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to make contact with DS Adam Clifton at Southwark CID on 07747 765719, on 101 or via Twitter @MetCC.