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Ex-finance boss to repay £350,000

A car salesman, who was once a finance boss has been told to pay back the £350,000 he unlawfully acquired through loan scams. Andrew Lawson plotted his crimes with the knowledge of the car finance industry to achieve loans on cars.

A car salesman, who was once a finance boss has been told to pay back the £350,000 he unlawfully acquired through loan scams. Andrew Lawson plotted his crimes with the knowledge of the car finance industry to achieve loans on cars. The loans, however, were taken out in the names of his unsuspecting family and friends.

The 40-year old was sentenced to two years in jail in May after he admitted fraud, theft and deception. The sum total of £381,000 that he acquired will have to be paid back out of Lawson’s own pocket.

Detective Consultable, Brian Orkney, of Northumbria Police, said: "The order imposed by the court represents the total benefit of Lawson’s criminal activity. Lawson is currently serving a two-year custodial sentence; the amount of the order imposed is a debt which ultimately will still have to be paid.”

He continued to say: "It’s an excellent result for both the police and the law abiding community, it serves as a warning to any other criminals that crime does not pay."

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