Provident Financial Services Ltd v Andrew Mather

Edmonds Marshall McMahon on behalf of Provident Financial Services Ltd brought a successful prosecution against the defendant, Andrew Mather, for offences of fraud by false representation, contrary to s.1 Fraud Act 2006.

The Defendant worked as a loans agent for Provident Personal Credit. The allegations in this case related to a number of fraudulent loan applications made by the defendant in the names of others.

Investigators for Provident Financial Services produced evidence that between 10 December 2012 and 20 November 2013, the defendant acting in his capacity as a loans agent for Provident, abused his position of trust by taking out a number of loans using the details of his existing customers without their knowledge or consent and by not providing the loan monies to which customers who had applied for loans were entitled, when in fact the monies were retained by Mr Mather for his own use.

The Defendant attended Derby Crown Court on 20th March 2015 where he pleaded guilty to the charges. He was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment, suspended for 18 months with 200 hours unpaid work and a victim surcharge was imposed.