ID-theft fraudster gets suspended sentence

BREACH... Wayne Fada.
BREACH... Wayne Fada.
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A SERIAL fraudster who preyed on his ex-lovers has breached a court order – days after it was made.

Cunning graduate Wayne Fada fleeced his former boyfriends out of more than £6,000.

The 28-year-old gathered personal details while in the relationships, then when they split, used information and documents to apply for loans in his unsuspecting partners’ names.

Fada, 28, formerly of South Shields but who now lives in Sunderland, was sentenced to 16 weeks in prison, suspended for 12 months, with 12 months supervision, after he admitted 12 offences of fraud by false representation at Newcastle Magistrates’ Court last month.

But the criminal, who the court heard led a six-month campaign of fraud, then failed to turn up for two appointments with the Probation Service.

He pleaded guilty to breaching the terms of his suspended sentence at Sunderland Magistrates’ Court.

Defence solicitor Chris Brown claimed Fada lost a slip of paper with his appointment details after he fled from the press outside court and did not receive a second letter.

Magistrates agreed not to send Fada to prison, and ordered he attend three sessions with the Probation Service over the next two weeks.

During the initial hearing in Newcastle, Edith Sanderson, prosecuting, told the court that the offences could be separated into two groups; the first involving one of Fada’s ex-partners and the second involving four other ex-boyfriends.

She said before Fada went to the bank, he applied to Durham County Council for a birth certificate in the name of a former partner and went on to steal £850 from his bank account.

Fada, of Ancona Street, committed the second set of offences over a period of six months from March 2012 to August 2012.

He was caught on June 15 at Barclays branch in Southwick after reports of a suspicious customer.

Fada, who has previous convictions for similar types of fraud, admitted to police he’d pretended to be his former partner and taken £1,660 in four weeks from his account.

When police raided his home, they found documents that showed four other ex-partners had been targeted.

Fada had taken £1,300 from another ex-lover’s account, £1,430 from another’s and £245 from another one.

An investigation by the Department for Works and Pension also found Fada had applied for and been given three crisis loans totalling £380 in the names of the three men.

Fada claimed he was the victim of a loan shark.