Fraudster 'scammed banks out of £50k with false names – including Mr A***hole'

A fraudster conned over 50K out of banks with false identities and names – including Mr Arsehole, a court heard.

Daniel Robertson, 30, roped in family members and friends who let him set up accounts or put their name to dodgy loan applications.

During a two-and-a-half year period he made nearly £200,000 of fraudulent loan applications to banks and building societies.

He used fictitious names – including one “Daniel A***hole”, Swindon Crown Court heard.

Robertson made 198 loan applications although not all were successful and he received £52,000.

He was given four years and one month imprisonment last year after he admitted fraud and making or controlling an article for use in a fraud.

He was back at Swindon Crown Court yesterday (Thurs) over the video link from HMP Ranby, Nottinghamshire.

The court held or a hearing to progress an application by the Crown Prosecution Service under the Proceeds of Crime Act to recoup Robertson’s ill-gotten gains.

During a row about legal representation the judge called him a ‘petulant child’ and adjourned the case to November 18.

The fraud was unmasked when a loan company reported their concerns in June 2017.

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