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Fraudster David Oakley to appeal jail sentence

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Convicted Shropshire conman David Oakley is to appeal against the three- and-a-half year prison sentence imposed last month for offences of fraud.Convicted Shropshire conman David Oakley is to appeal against the three- and-a-half year prison sentence imposed last month for offences of fraud. Earlier this month the 64-year-old fraudster's lawyers gave notice of his intention to appeal against the length of the sentence imposed for dishonestly obtaining £350,000 in mortgages and loans. The matter has now been lodged with the Court of Appeal in London and will be heard later in the year. Oakley, formerly of Salters Lane, Shrewsbury, was given the additional sentence by Judge Nicholas Webb at Wolverhampton Crown Court on April 29. Read the full story in today's Shropshire Star

Convicted Shropshire conman David Oakley is to appeal against the three- and-a-half year prison sentence imposed last month for offences of fraud.

Earlier this month the 64-year-old fraudster's lawyers gave notice of his intention to appeal against the length of the sentence imposed for dishonestly obtaining £350,000 in mortgages and loans.

The matter has now been lodged with the Court of Appeal in London and will be heard later in the year.

Oakley, formerly of Salters Lane, Shrewsbury, was given the additional sentence by Judge Nicholas Webb at Wolverhampton Crown Court on April 29.

He was already serving a three year and nine month sentence for fraudulently running three travel firms almost 10 years ago.

The second sentence was to run from the date it was imposed meaning that Oakley would not now be eligible for parole until early 2012.

During the hearing in April Judge Webb described Oakley as a "practised fraudster" who had provided the false documents which were "sophisticated forgeries".

He said Oakley was a man prepared to deceive people and organisations to part with large sums of money and that the frauds were committed at a time when Oakley was on bail for other offences of dishonesty and had later fled the country.

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The court heard that David and Amanda Oakley had conspired to make false claims about her employment to secure a substantial mortgage and loans.

Oakley also admitted securing a second mortgage in the same way in respect of the couple's former home and two offences of dishonestly obtaining loans.

Amanda Oakley, 51, who had admitted her part in one of the mortgage frauds, was given a six month suspended prison sentence

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