Provident Personal Credit Ltd v Victoria Robinson

Edmonds Marshall McMahon, on behalf of Provident Personal Credit Limited, brought a successful private prosecution against the Defendant, Victoria Robinson, for seven offences of fraud by abuse of position and six offences 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 either for her own benefit in whole or in part. 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 21st September 2016, Ms Robinson appeared at the Manchester City Magistrates’ Court, where she pleaded guilty to all charges. She was sentenced to eight months’ custody suspended for two years, electronically monitored curfew for eight months and £100 victim surcharge.