Jim Olphert secures suspended sentence for client, following complex ‘transaction reversal fraud’ trial at Leicester Crown Court.

Jim Olphert secured a suspended sentence following complex ‘transaction reversal fraud’ trial at Leicester Crown Court.

His client was accused of having abused his position as an ATM engineer to fraudulently facilitate the theft of several thousand pounds from ATMs throughout the East Midlands over a two-week period, along with an unnamed accomplice.

The fraud was said to have been perpetrated by way a false withdrawal transaction releasing the cash to anyone with access to the rear of the ATM.
The 7-day trial focussed on circumstantial and expert evidence about the operation of the cash points.

Following conviction, Jim was able to successfully argue that his client should be released on a suspended sentence, despite indications from the Judge to the contrary.

Jim was instructed by JBR Morgan Solicitors