Middleton Fraudster Jailed

Feb 10, 2012 Full story: rochdaleonline.co.uk

A fraudster who systematically conned an elderly man out of more than 100,000, that he blew on plastic surgery and hotel stays, has been jailed.

Scott Travis, 44, of Baguley Crescent, Middleton, was convicted of two counts of blackmail, two counts of money transfer by deception and fraud following a trial at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court.

Today, (Friday 10 February), he was sentenced to eight years.

His co-defendant, David Hannon, 49, of Baguley Crescent, Middleton, admitted two counts of blackmail at an earlier hearing and was today sentenced to 21 months.

Travis first met and befriended the victim, now 82, in 2002.

He told the man his family was from Italy and due to his heritage he held the title of Viscount Dibella III and that his parents were extremely wealthy.

The two lost touch before Travis got back in contact with the victim after a 12-month hiatus, telling him he had been diagnosed with cancer and was not expected to live for more than six months.

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“Taken By Piracy; innit?”

Since: Oct 08

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#1 Feb 10, 2012
He'd better placed were he to take up residence in RochdAle.

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