Thief jailed after stealing bank card and defrauding owner

A thief who stole a bank card and defrauded hundreds of pounds from its owner has been jailed.

Friday, 25th October 2019, 4:45 pm
Leeds Magistrates' Court

Josh Dylan Walsh, of Pennine View, Upton, appeared at Leeds Magistrates' Court this week where he stood trial after denying stealing the card from a female, and 16 counts of fraud with the card, gaining more than £665 in total across 16 transactions.

The 24-year-old was found guilty on all charges following the short trial.

The offences took place over a seven day period at the end of April and the beginning or May of this year.

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Walsh was jailed for a total of 12 months, aggravated by the number of offences and that the victim was a young single mother.

He was also given an indefinite restraining order against the woman.