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Thief Jailed For Handing Courts Bogus Letters (2 December 2011)

Date: 02/12/2011
Duncan Lewis, Legal News Solicitors, Thief Jailed For Handing Courts Bogus Letters

A woman convicted of theft has received a jail term, following providing the courts with bogus letters from both her GP and her employer. Maria Jordan provided the letters to South East Suffolk Magistrates Court, following failing to attend her court case for alleged breaches of community orders.

The woman attempted to escape punishment by faking a letter from her general physician. Yet the letter she created contained several errors that eventually caught her out. Ms. Jordan also created a second fake letter from her employer.

Ms. Jordan, a resident of Ipswich, was due to attend court on August the 25th for allegedly breaching a community order she had been handed following her conviction for theft. When she failed to appear in court, an arrest warrant was issued. At a later court hearing, Ms. Jordan’s criminal law solicitors asked for the case to be adjourned to allow Ms. Jordan’s employer to confirm her admissions that she had suffered a road accident.

Ms. Jordan was granted an adjournment yet failed to attend her hearing. An arrest warrant was handed out once again and she eventually appeared in court a week later. However, the case was adjourned once again. At an October hearing, Ms. Jordan handed the court the letters she had created in the name of her general physician and her employer. Ms. Jordan received a three-month jail term for perverting the course of justice.

Duncan Lewis’ criminal law solicitors can represent clients charged with perverting the course of justice. Representatives from the department are able to attend courts of law across the UK.

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