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Family Fraudsters not so Pet Friendly

Recently, David Dixon, leading Camilla Buck, successfully prosecuted a mother and son’s half a million pound fraud scam.

Following a private prosecution on behalf of Trading Standards for the East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Mechelle and Ian Chatfield entered guilty pleas for committing fraud by misrepresentation in excess of half a million pounds.

The pair ran an online business selling pet related goods over a number of years. They defrauded customers by “double dipping” into their customers’ bank accounts. The pair would utilise the payment details obtained legitimately, using them illegitimately as to obtain substantial profits. The mother and son attempted to defraud customers in the sum of £571,388.

Mechelle and Ian Chatfield are due to be sentenced later this month.

An article with the full details can be found in the Lancaster Guardian.

David Dixon

David Dixon has been ranked in Chambers & Partners for the last 7 years and rated in the Legal 500 for the past 4 years. He has prosecuted ‘ponzi’ fraud cases involving Financial Conduct Authority regulations, multi-handed diesel/petrol duty-evasion matters, an overseas pension fraud, etc.

If you wish to instruct David, please contact his clerk, Andrew Thornton.

Camilla Buck

Camilla Buck deals with all aspects of civil fraud, including staged or contrived accidents, low-velocity-impact (LVI) cases, bogus passenger claims, credit hire and exaggerated credit hire, personal injury and exaggerated PI claims, and all otherwise dishonest claims.

If you wish to instruct Camilla, please contact her clerk, Francine Kirk.