Fraudster who made more than £240,000 ordered to pay back just £1
Date of alert:
Thursday, 13 April 2023
He has more than 80 offences to his name but he says he is no longer 'the person he once was'
A gambling addict fraudster who made almost a quarter of a million pounds from his criminality has been ordered to pay back just £1. Thomas Scott, who has more than 80 offences to his name, successfully bought numerous pieces of expensive farm machinery at auction and failed to pay the thousands of pounds he bid for them.
The 39-year-old took tractors, a telehandler and a quad bike during his spree of offending, often selling them on. After taking delivery of the vehicles, the defendant "made excuse after excuse" about why he did not have the money. Scott carried out a number of his offences in Derbyshire including one where he borrowed a trailer from a sailing club near Ashbourne and never returned it.