Fraudster Anthony O’Connor jailed after amassing over £400,000 in scams

A HANDYMAN, who amassed more than £400,000 from illegal activities, has been jailed for five years.

A HANDYMAN, who amassed more than £400,000 from illegal activities, has been jailed for five years.

Anthony O’Connor, who also admitted obtaining three mortgages fraudulently and making a false application to obtain money, was jailed for two-and-a-half years at Bradford Crown Court yesterday.

Dad-of-two O’Connor, 40, of John Street, Batley Carr, was also handed an extra two-and-a-half years behind bars after admitting his role in a cannabis farm at one of his houses.

Mitigating counsel David Taylor said nobody had lost any money from the frauds and that Irish-born O’Connor had come into the business of producing cannabis by “accident rather than intent’’.

 
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