Scam man sent to jail after work order was broken
A FRAUDSTER who failed to turn up to his unpaid work has been sent to jail after leaving a judge with "no choice".
Nathan Aubrey was part of a team that conned supermarkets out of up to £20,000 by making fake receipts.
But the 31-year-old, who was sentenced to a 12-month community order and 150 hours unpaid work by Cambridge Crown Court on April 12, has breached the terms of his sentence again.
Gloucester Crown Court heard he had failed to show up on two occasions. It followed another appearance at the same court in June, when the judge was told he had completed just eight hours of the 150 of unpaid work.
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At that time, Judge Michael Harington ordered he pay £50 costs for the breach of his sentence and gave him a Friday curfew from 7pm to 7am. He warned Aubrey he would face jail if he did not comply with the order.
Judge William Hart said on Thursday he was left with no choice and revoked his community order and sent him to prison for 28 days.
Aubrey of Buckingham Avenue, Rowanfield, was one of a gang of eight that used the dodgy receipts to get refunds on stolen goods.
They earned between £500 and £600 a day with the scam between February 2011 and March 2012.
Cheltenham football hooligan Aaron Cawley, 22, who was jailed for assaulting goalkeeper Chris Kirkland during a televised match, was also part of the gang as was his brother Michael, 23, from Blenheim Square in Hester's Way. The Leeds fan of the same address was sentenced to 12 months, suspended for 18 months, and 200 hours of unpaid work.
The main conspirators John Dymock, 26, of Maida Vale Apartments, Mead Road, Leckhampton, was jailed for 40 months, and girlfriend Rebecca Church, 20, was given an 18-month suspended sentence and 175 hours community service.
Thomas Bannerman, 26, of Princess Elizabeth Way in Hester's Way, was sentenced to 175 hours of unpaid work; Louis Upton, 34, of Court Road, Prestbury, who was given 150 hours of unpaid work and both were given a 12- month community order.
James Orton, 26, of Hawthorn Road, Hester's Way, got a nine-month suspended sentence and 175 hours of unpaid work.