Man Changes Name To Avoid CR Action

Wednesday, 23rd July 2014 at 9:10am

The Coventry Observer reports that a shopkeeper who awarded himself a £20,000 refund by reversing debit payments made to a newspaper supplier has been jailed.

Sri Lankan national Sivapiragasam Sellakkannan reclaimed the lump sum payment through his bank having claimed a financial dispute with Smiths News Trading Plc.

In February 2012, just days before the refund fraud, he changed his name to Krishnakumar Sivapragasam to dodge civil recovery action and managed to evade capture for more than two years.

But the 31-year-old, who ran several stores across the city, was stopped by West Midlands Police officers in March this year and mobile fingerprint scanners revealed he was a wanted man.

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