Fraud accused in court

Gary Johnson - Wakefield magistrates court
Gary Johnson - Wakefield magistrates court
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A man accused of committing fraud and theft offences worth more than £320,000 has appeared in court.

Gary Johnson, 45, is charged with three counts of theft and eight counts of fraud by false representation.

Gary Johnson outside Wakefield Magistrates' Court

Gary Johnson outside Wakefield Magistrates' Court

Wakefield Magistrates’ Court heard Johnson is accused of stealing £147,677.15 from a man in Ossett.

He is also alleged to have opened loans with Amigo Loans, Aviva and two mobile phone companies to defraud another person in Ossett out of £26,509.30.

And Johnson also faces further charges of defrauding a third person in Ossett out of £97,392.50.

The court also heard he is alleged to have committed a fraud offence in Horbury worth £30,000 and another in Huddersfield worth £19,000.

The alleged offences were committed between June 2011 and September 2014.

Johnson, of Farm View, Foundry Lane, Newcastle, spoke only to confirm his name and address.

He did not enter a plea.

Johnson was granted bail and is expected to appear at Leeds Crown Court later this month.