Telford man cleared of fraud on pensioner

A Telford man has been cleared of defrauding a pensioner out of hundreds of pounds by altering cheques.

Robert Hoult, 54, of Hollybush Road, Woodside,had pleaded not guilty to eight counts of fraud by false representation when he appeared at Shrewsbury Crown Court.

He was alleged to have changed the numbers and words on eight cheques written by John Wilde between November 2011 and March 2014.

But Mr Hoult said that it had been Mr Wilde who had altered the cheques.

Mr Wilde had an agreement with Mr Hoult that he could display his cars for sale at the car repair and valeting business in Tweedale, owned by the defendant, for £100 a month.

Tariq Shakoor, prosecuting, alleged that in April 2014 when Mr Wilde looked at his HSBC account he discovered eight cheques had been altered in some way and that it could have only been that the defendant had cashed them and altered them.

The court heard that when the defendant was interviewed by the police he agreed that the cheques had been altered but he said that he was not responsible for altering any of the cheques.

Mr Hoult first met Mr Wilde about five years ago and agreed to help sell his cars.

Adrian Roberts, defending, said that Mr Wilde had altered the cheques and had forgotten about it

He said Mr Wilde had altered a cheque before in front of the defendant’s wife.




Date: 16 April 2018 | Source: Shropshire Star

More Telford News

 Telford school football coach denies claims over sexual offences

A football coach from Telford who is accused of inciting sexual activity w..

 Work to upgrade Ironbridge parking meters to start

Work to replace all the parking machines in Ironbridge will start this wee..

 Government backs GKN takeover by Melrose ​

Business Secretary Greg Clark has cleared Melrose's £8.1 billion takeover ..

 Vauxhall boss denies third of dealers to go

Vauxhall has denied speculation that as many as a third of dealerships wil..

 Great opportunity, or social cleansing?

It sounds like something from a different age or of a war-torn country, co..

 Artist gets on board with building firm

A construction company has enlisted the help of a renowned county artist t..
View More

More UK News

Calvin Harris lifts lid on Jam TV's demise

The Scottish DJ tells Radio 1 the spoof channel did not deserve to "belong on the internet forever"..

Knotweed 'cannot be eradicated', Swansea Uni trial shows

The world's largest field trial was carried out over five years with 19 methods tested

Sierra Boggess pulls out of BBC West Side Story Prom over 'whitewashing'

Sierra Boggess withdraws from a West Side Story performance after complaints about "whitewashing"

Father admits daughter's strangle murder in Wimbledon home

Robert Peters had admitted manslaughter but changed his plea on the third day of his trial

Child abuse inquiry: Institutions need change of culture - interim report

Institutions must take responsibility and prioritise child welfare, a report by the child sex abuse ..
View More

Telford Businesses

Calendar Countdown

[[countdown here]]
[[countdown here]]

Upcoming Events in Telford

08 May 2018

7:30pm


£26

View Details

26 May 2018

Farm Shop and Arthur’s Farm Kitchen: Tues – Sat 9.30am – 5.00pm and Sun 10.00am – 4.00pm

Open Bank Holiday Mondays: 10.00am – 4.00pm


Free entry Some activities and events are chargeable

View Details

10 Jun 2018

8am - 6pm


Adult - £25.00

Children under 16 - Free

View Details

14 Jul 2018

8:30am - 6pm


Adult (16 - 64) - £15

Child (5 -15) - £5.00

Senior (65+) - £14.00

Family - £35

View Details
View More