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Dorset Police remind criminals of penalties to compensate victims
CRIMINALS in Dorset are being reminded they could be stripped of their assets to compensate their victims following another success under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.
Last month a burglar was forced to hand over an estimated £2,820-worth of jewellery to repay one of his burglary victims.
Derek Tulloch, 47, of Bournemouth, pleaded guilty to two dwelling burglaries at Bournemouth Crown Court on Friday, November 22.
He was sentenced to a 12-month drug rehabilitation requirement and a six-month supervision order and Dorset Police secured a Confiscation Order against him.
The judge ordered that once the jewellery was sold, the money should be used to compensate one of his victims.
DS Andrew Kennard, of the Economic Crime Unit, said: “This is an excellent example of how Dorset Police can help take assets away from criminals, and more importantly, compensate the victims of crime.”
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