Friday 23rd August 2019
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After three elderly people were defrauded a total £2,637,401 by Jersey fraudster – the court turns down appeal!!

Richard David Arthur pleaded guilty to obtaining and using for his benefit the total sum of £2,637,401.  His three victims, Mr Humberstone, the French resident and the Jersey resident, were all elderly.  They had all reposed trust in Arthur, and he abused that trust for his benefit and personal gain.

On 25 April 2018, Richard David Arthur (“Appellant”) appeared in the Royal Court on an indictment containing nineteen counts.  He pleaded guilty to

  1. three counts of fraud (Counts 2, 4 and 15 on the indictment),
  2. three counts of fraudulent conversion (Counts 7, 11 and 14) and
  3. four counts of falsification of accounts (Counts 16, 17, 18 and 19).

On 2 July 2018, The Appellant appeared before the Superior Number of the Royal Court (JA Clyde-Smith, Commissioner and 5 Jurats) for sentencing.

  • He was sentenced to a total of 7 years imprisonment.  The Court delivered its reasons in a judgment handed down by the Superior Number on 19 July 2018 AG v Arthur [2018] JRC 129.

The Appellant applied for leave to appeal against his sentence.  In conclusion, the court granted leave to appeal the sentence, but they dismissed the appeal.

The Superior Number was told that after deducting money that had been returned to the victims or paid away for legitimate purposes, the total amount lost by the victims about the Appellant’s fraudulent activity was £1,927,601.[2018]JCA217.aspx


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