CV Faker Has Jail Term Cut

Wednesday, 23rd August 2017 at 8:55am

The News & Star reports that a convicted fraudster who concocted a false CV to get a high-paid job at a Cumbria regeneration firm has had his jail term slashed.

James Alexander Hayden Cox, also submitted faked references to land a £65,000-a-year role at Britain’s Energy Coast (BEC) and then forged a signature to pocket more than £40,000 of the company’s cash in order to buy himself a Jaguar.

With an “appalling” record for fraud, Cox was jailed for six years in 2016, but appealed the “excessive” sentence, which was then reduced to four years and ten months by judges in London.

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