Provident Personal Credit v Anna Marie Campbell

Edmonds Marshall McMahon, on behalf of Provident Personal Credit Limited, brought a successful private prosecution against the Defendant, Anna Marie Campbell, for two offences of fraud by abuse of position and one offence of fraud by false representation contrary to s.1 of the Fraud Act 2006.

There was clear evidence that the Defendant routinely committed the offence of fraud by abuse of position during her employment as a loans agent for Provident by asking others to take out loans entirely for her own benefit and / or by falsifying the signature of Provident customers. Furthermore, there was evidence that the Defendant falsified and submitted fraudulent loan agreements to Provident misrepresenting the matter and failing to disclose the benefit gained by her.

On the 24th May 2016, Ms Campbell appeared at the Lavender Hill Magistrates’ Court, where she pleaded guilty. She was sentenced to six months’ imprisonment to run concurrently on each charge, suspended for 12 months, requirement of supervision for 12 months, performance of 100 hours’ unpaid work and to pay compensation of £1,993.80.