A guesthouse owner who lost nearly £10,000 to a conman is angry that police did not prosecute the fraudster over their unpaid bill.
North Yorkshire Police told Riccall guesthouse owner Sue Taylor that Michael Luck’s non payment for a prolonged stay by himself and his family was a civil matter.Wha..?
Mrs Taylor told police: “You will hear this name again” and less than three months later, Luck defrauded Michael Bartram, of Abbey Travel, out of £5,375 by getting and not paying for airline tickets.Ha ha ha ha! I hope Abbey Travel sue NYP for costs...
This time police did prosecute him and Luck, 72, of Church Street, Bubwith, received a ten-week prison sentence suspended for 12 months and was ordered to pay £5,375 compensation./facepalm
Now Mrs Taylor wants to know why the police took a different approach with her and her husband when Luck used similar tactics in both cases.Yes, indeed. So do I...
She believes that if police had prosecuted her case, then the travel agency fraud may not have happened.You mean, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure? That's crazy talk!
A spokesman for North Yorkshire Police said of the decision not to prosecute the guesthouse fraud: “It would not be appropriate to comment on this case as no-one was charged with any criminal offences.
“Each case is dealt with on an individual basis. If it is believed that the investigation has gathered enough evidence to support a successful prosecution, the case will be put before the courts.”So, basically, you didn't gather enough evidence in the first case? Or do you just prefer the lazy option of pressing 'Print Screen' these days?