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Conman Neville James back in jail after failing to pay £1.25m confiscation order
A CONMAN who ripped off a Poole family and lost them their home has been sent back to prison.
Neville James was jailed for four-and-a-half years in 2009 for fraudulent trading after defrauding victims out of their homes and money through a company called Styllpoint Ltd between 2003 and 2005.
James, of Streatham, London, offered financial help in exchange for temporary ownership of their properties but they were transferred to a third party and large mortgages were raised against them The victims were not paid for their properties and when the mortgages were not paid, their homes were repossessed.
When James was convicted he was also given a confiscation order of £1.25million.
After failing to comply with the order Westminster Magistrates have imposed a six year default prison sentence.
Detective Sergeant Andrew Kennard, of Dorset Police’s economic crime unit, said after serving his new sentence James will still have will to pay the money back.
Detective Sergeant Andrew Kennard, of the Economic Crime Unit, said: “James refused to pay any of the ordered money within the time limit set by the court. Some of this money would have been used to compensate the victims.”
DS Kennard added: “This sentence sends a clear message to those who profit from crime. The order, made under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, will only be satisfied once the full amount, plus interest, has been paid.
“The serving of the default sentence will not affect the amount that James must pay back. The debt will stay with him until paid in full.”