Whitby Solicitor Convicted of Fraud

Whitby Solicitor Convicted of Fraud
Judge given suspended sentence over fraud
ITV websites use cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. For more details about cookies and how to manage them, see our cookie policy.Keith Shaw, 37, of Sleights, Whitby, was convicted of a number of fraud offences between 2012 and 2015.

He was ordered to pay more than £2,700 in compensation and more than £7,200 in costs. He was also ordered to do 200 hours of unpaid work at the sentencing at Westminster Magistrates' Court yesterday.Shaw was also ordered to pay £2,747 in compensation, £7,285 in costs, and complete 200 hours of unpaid work.

Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will start in 8Cancel Play now Detective Inspector Jon Hodgeon, head of economic crime and major fraud at North Yorkshire Police, said: “Keith Shaw is a highly qualified judge who used his enhanced knowledge of the legal system to commit crime and deceive a number of public sector organisations.The court heard Shaw applied for planning permission to develop land in Whitby between 2012 and 2015, and tried to influence the planning office by submitting supporting statements claiming to be from members of the public. An investigation found he was using the names and addresses of others without permission, and the content of the correspondence was fictitious.

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North Yorkshire-based solicitor and Deputy District Judge Keith Alan Shaw has been convicted of fraud offences spanning three years, after pleading guilty at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

Shaw also falsely claimed a refund of £2,747 in relation to surveyor’s fees when buying an area of land in Sleights. He had claimed that due to a delay in the sale completing he had been charged for a survey that did not go ahead, which was not the case.

“It is important we catch professionals such as Shaw as it sends a clear message that no-one is above the law.It was found that he had tried to influence the planning process, when applying for planning permission to develop land, by sending letters of support from other peoples' addresses without their permission. He had also falsely claimed a refund of more than £2,700 for surveyor's fees.

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Keith Alan Shaw, of Sleights, Whitby, was given a suspended sentence after submitting fraudulent letters and emails

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