Man who tried to steal £22,000 of bikes and camping equipment jailed for fraud
A “sophisticated” fraudster who tried to steal £22,000 worth of bikes and camping equipment from three Liverpool shops was jailed.
Carl Sumner, 33, attempted to pay for items at Adapt Outdoors, Halfords and Evans Cycles with bogus bank transfers.
Sumner targeted camping suppliers Adapt Outdoors in Williamson Square on July 14 last year, saying he needed sleeping bags for a “team-building exercise”.
But when the £4,800 payment he promised failed to clear, he never returned to the store.
He then tried his luck at Halfords in Edge Lane, ordering 20 bikes, which he claimed were for a charity... read more
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